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23 June

10 Facts About the American Flag


Well we missed flag day with this one but, its still interesting.  For example, did you know…

It was 1916 that Woodrow Wilson set aside June 14 as the the date for honoring the flag. But it wasn’t actually declared National Flag Day until 1949, when it was established by an act of Congress. Why June 14? Because that’s the day in 1777 that the Second Continental Congress adopted Betty Ross’ (according to popular legend, anyway) flag as the official flag of the United States.[mental_floss]

Image credit: jcolman

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