June 14 is the day to celebrate Flag Day

June 14 is Flag Day. It’s a day where we commemorate the adoption of the American Flag in 1777 by the Second Continental Congress.

Flag Day was officially proclaimed on May 30, 1916 by President Woodrow Wilson after nearly 30 years of celebrations inspired by Bernard Cigrand. Cigrand was a school teacher in Waubeka, Wisconsin and later editor-in-chief of American Standard where he would write articles enthusiastically advocating for an annual “flag day.”

Cigrand is also considered by many to be the “Father” of Flag Day.

On August 3, 1949, President Harry S. Truman would sign an Act of Congress designating June 14 of each year as National Flag Day.

Many people across the country can celebrate Flag Day by putting out an American flag. However, according to the Flag Code, flags can only be flown from sunrise to sunset on buildings and on stationary flag staffs in the open. If you want to display your American flag 24 hours a day, the flag must be properly illuminated during darkness hours.

When it comes to weather, the American flag should not be subject to weather damage. So keep an eye on the local forecast and be prepared to take your flag down in the event of severe weather.

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