Jun 14

June 14 is Flag Day

by The Woodlands

Each year on June 14, people across the country celebrate Flag Day to honor the American Flag and to commemorate the flag’s adoption. Representing freedom and independence, the United States flag has been an enduring symbol of our country’s ideals.

Here are a few fast facts about the flag:

  • On June 14, 1777 the Flag Resolution was signed, making the current stars and stripes the National Flag of the United States of America.
  • On May 30, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation of the nation-wide observance of Flag Day.
  • In 1949, President Harry S. Truman signed congress' decree, making June 14th of each year National Flag Day.

As an important part of history, children can have fun celebrating flag day with creative red, white and blue arts and crafts and food decorations.  On June 16, the Saturday after Flag Day, the Panther Creek Village Association will host a free Flag Day Picnic from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Ridgewood Park, located at 4192 Interfaith Way in The Woodlands.

Take part in this nationwide observance by displaying an American flag as a proud nod to the birthday of the stars and stripes!