On June 14, 1777, the Second Continental Congress pass the Flag Resolution that stated “…that the flag of the United States be thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new Constellation…”. The Resolution did not designate any particular arrangement for the stars and their number has now grown from thirteen to fifty representing the 50 current States within the
Flag Day has its roots going way back to 1885 when the idea was developed by schoolteacher BJ Cigrand. Other teachers, children and school boards soon joined in, celebrating the flag with parades, pageants and local patriotic programs. After 30 years of unofficial celebrations, and on the Anniversary of the Flag Resolution of 1777, President Wilson officially established Flag Day in 1916. An Act of Congress was subsequently signed by President Truman in 1949 that designated National Flag Day would always be on June 14th..
American Flag at half-staff in front of a monument
constructed of pink Etowah marble that was
dedicated in 1927 to “the memory of those who served their country”
and stands at the entrance to the Bay Pines National Cemetery grounds.
A MIA-POW flag stands to the left in this photo.
The CT Quilters Group will meet tomorrow (Friday, June 15th) to work on Quilts of Valor. All are welcome to join!