246 years ago today, Old Glory was adopted as the official flag of our great nation. Since its adoption, the American flag has proudly served as a symbol of freedom around the world.
The United States has celebrated the adoption of the Stars and Stripes in a variety of ways when President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation establishing the June 14th as Flag Day in May 1916, but it was not until 1949 that President Harry Truman officially made Flag Day a day of national observance. These celebrations include flying the flag in front of residences, participating in parades, and holding other patriotic events.
The American flag has remained a symbol of freedom and justice. Happy Flag Day!