Flag Day will take place Saturday, June 14. Here is the history and some regulations on how to display your flag properly.
Flag Day is believed to have originated in 1885, according to www.usflag.org. BJ Cigrand, a schoolteacher, arranged for the pupils in the Fredonia, Wisconsin Public School, District 6, to observe June 14 (the 108th anniversary of the official adoption of The Stars and Stripes) as ‘Flag Birthday’.
After three decades of many cities celebrating Flag Day, the day was officially established by the Proclamation of President Woodrow Wilson on May 30, 1916.
While Flag Day was celebrated in various communities for years after Wilson’s proclamation, it was not until August 3, 1949, that President Truman signed an Act of Congress designating June 14 of each year as National Flag Day.
To celebrate Flag Day, June 14, people usually display the U.S. Flag. Guidelines for flying the flag are posted on the U.S. Senate’s Web site.