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Flag Day Facts

Tuesday, 14 Jun 2011 10:14 AM

Flag Day is celebrated today across the United States. Here are five facts about the patriotic U.S. holiday that starting in 1916.

1. Flag day commemorates the implementation of the U.S. flag which took place through resolution of the Second Continental Congress in 1777. It is always celebrated on June 14.
2. In 1916, former President Woodrow Wilson declared that June 14 would be officially established as Flag Day.
3. Flag day isn’t an official federal holiday, but Pennsylvania has adopted it as a state holiday.
4. The sitting President must proclaim the official observance of Flag Day.
5. Fairfield, Washington, holds the title of having the oldest continuing Flag Day parade, beginning in 1910.

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