Flag Day June 14
Flag Day is June 14. At the June 7 meeting of the American Legion Auxiliary unit 60, Berkeley Springs, Erica Dods gave a short presentation on the flag and flag day. She said the flag is a symbol of the United States of America, it represents freedom since 1776. In 1776 the blue field had 13 stars and as each new state became part of the country, a new star was added and now the flag contains 50 white stars in the field of blue with seven red and six white stripes.
June 14 is the day the second continental congress adopted the flag of the United States by resolution in 1777. In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson had June 14 officially known as Flag Day. It wasn't until August 1949 by an act of congress that national Flag Day was proclaimed. President Harry S. Truman signed the bill thus insuring all future presidents to call for the observation of Flag Day on June 14.
Auxiliary members urge everyone to fly their flag, not only on Flag Day, but year round.