Flag Day observed throughout South Dakota

RAPID CITY, SD — First responders, servicemembers and civilians throughout South Dakota are taking the time today to honor our nation’s flag in celebration of Flag Day.

Flag Day commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States on June 14, 1777 by resolution of the Second Continental Congress. June 14th is also the day on which the US Army celebrates its birthday.

President Woodrow Wilson issued the proclamation that officially established June 14 as Flag Day in 1916, but it wasn’t until 1949 that National Flag Day was established by an Act of Congress. Flag Day is not an official federal holiday, but many communities throughout the United States have a longstanding tradition of honoring the day with parades and assemblies.

Politicians, along with military and service organizations in South Dakota are sharing on social media what Flag Day means to them:

 

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