Flag Day

June 14, Wednesday

Flag Day
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In the United States, Flag Day is celebrated on June 14. It commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States on June 14, 1777, by resolution of the Second Continental Congress. The Flag Resolution, passed on June 14, 1777, stated: "Resolved, That the flag of the thirteen United States be thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new constellation."

On this day, Americans decorate houses with flags, thereby showing their patriotism. The Stars and Stripes were approved as the official flag of all the free states of America by the Continental Congress in 1777, at the height of the War of Independence.

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