Quote for the Week
In 1917, President Woodrow Wilson said: "This flag, which we honor and under which we serve, is the emblem of our unity, our power, our thought and purpose as a nation. It has no other character than that which we give it from generation to generation. The choices are ours. It floats in majestic silence above the hosts that execute those choices, whether in peace or in war. And yet, though silent, it speaks to us — speaks to us of the past, or the men and women who went before us, and of the records they wrote upon it."
June 14 is Flag Day with the week designated as National Flag Week. During that week, the President usually issues a proclamation urging Americans to fly the American flag for the entire week.
In 1777, the Second Continental Congress of the fledgling United States of America adopted the flag with its red and white stripes and the field of blue with thirteen stars. Flag Day commemorates that event.
In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation that established June 14 as Flag Day. Though it's still not an official federal holiday, National Flag Day was established by an Act of Congress in 1949 and has been celebrated ever since.
Do your part this year. Fly a flag. If you don't have one, get one. They're not that expensive. Donate to a veterans organization. Do something to celebrate, and make it an annual event - a family event.