Today is Flag Day, a day that commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States, and President Donald Trump’s 70th birthday. The flag was called the Flag Resolution of 1777 and was the first of many iterations of what would become the American flag we recognize today.
Flag Day was first established by President Woodrow Wilson in 1914. Wilson was also the first president to recognize Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, the latter of which is this Sunday. However, Flag Day didn’t officially become established until 1949 by an act of Congress.
Flag Day is not unique to the United States and many countries have specific flag days. Dates of flag days vary across the world, but most dates were chosen to mark a significant national event like an independence day, a declaration of independence, an important military victory, the creation of the flag, or something similar to our Armed Forces Day.
Flag Day in the United States commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States by the Second Continental Congress on June 14, 1777. Flag Day is not a federal holiday. However, it is President Trump’s 70th birthday this year.
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