Honoring the U.S. flag on Flag Day

Honoring the U.S. flag on Flag Day
(Source: Tucson News Now)

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - 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.

A proclamation was issued by President Woodrow Wilson in 1916 to officially established June 14 as Flag Day, by August 1946, National Flag Day was established by an Act of Congress, though it is not an official federal holiday.

Here are a few facts about the American flag:

  • The design of the American flag has changed 27 times.
  • There are six American flags located on the moon. Apollo crews 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, and 17 planted the flags on the moon.
  • The 50-star flag is the first one to have lasted 50 years and was created by an Ohio high school student, who received a B- on the project.

Find out more on the flag here.

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