American patriotism is something we cannot deny, American citizens show a feeling towards their country and their flag that is to be envied. Therefore, they could not miss a day to celebrate their flag and that day is known as “Flag Day” . Below, we will tell you the origin of this day.
“Flag Day is a day in honor of the U.S. flag. The holiday commemorates the date in 1777 when the United States approved the design of its first national flag and is celebrated on June 14.
The idea of setting aside a day to honor the national flag came from several sources. Bernard J. Cigrand, a Wisconsin college professor, in 1885 urged his students to observe June 14 as the “birthday of the flag.” He later wrote an essay published in a Chicago newspaper urging Americans to proclaim this date as the day to celebrate the flag. In 1888, William T. Kerr of Pennsylvania founded the Western Pennsylvania American Flag Day Association, an organization to which he dedicated his life. A lesser known claim is that of George Morris of Connecticut, who is said to have organized the first formal celebration of the day in Hartford in 1861.
In 1916 Pres. Woodrow Wilson proclaimed June 14 as the official date for Flag Day, and in 1949 the U.S. Congress permanently established the date as National Flag Day. Although Flag Day is not an official federal holiday, Pennsylvania celebrates the day as a state holiday. Each year, the President of the United States delivers a speech proclaiming the week of June 14 as National Flag Week, and all Americans are encouraged to fly U.S. flags. During that week.