Back in the good old days, the American flag was flown just about everywhere. Spotting a flag in my neighborhood these days is like Where's Waldo!
Old Glory in this photo is proudly flown (definitely a windy hot summer day in San Jose) in front of a senior living facility.
National Flag Day or Flag Day is observed on June 14th in the United States. It is a day to honor the national flag. “The holiday commemorates the date in 1777 when the United States approved the design for its first national flag.”
When did Flag Day become a national holiday?
"Both President Wilson, in 1916, and President Coolidge, in 1927, issued proclamations asking for June 14 to be observed as the National Flag Day. But it wasn't until August 3, 1949, that Congress approved the national observance, and President Harry Truman signed it into law."
Who made the first American flag?
"On May 29, 1777, Betsy Ross was paid a large sum of money from the Pennsylvania State Navy Board for making flags, and on June 14, 1777, Congress adopted the Stars and Stripes as our official national flag. Betsy would continue to make flags for over 50 years, many of which were through government contracts."
This post is the second entry in the June ActiveRain Challenge hosted by Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho, and Endre Barath, Jr.