Tuesday, January 15, 2013

The Origin of Flag Day

What is it?

The Flag of the United States was first created in September 11, 1777, but the committee first discussed designing the flag in June 14, 1777. The Battle of Brandywine was the first battle where soldiers carried the new flag into a battle. According to the U.S. Dept. of Veteran Affairs (2009), President Woodrow Wilson declared that June 14th as the official Flag Day. Yet, it wasn't until President Truman and Congress acted to make it an official holiday in 1949.

Why is Important?

However, today Old Glory is forgotten by so many Americans and many families have no idea that this holiday exists. Additionally, this day celebrates the immigrants, who have become new Americans who value our way of life. It is vital to celebrate the day which intertwined with America's history and growth. As Americans, we should remember the sacrifices made by our ancestors, in order to build a new colony for those who wanted to live free.

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