National Flag Day 2010

Welcome to National Flag Day 2010.

Flag day was first recognized in 1885 in Wisconsin.  It was in 1891 that it arrived in Pennsylvania when it was celebrated at the Betsy Ross House in Philadelphia.  It continued to spread through various organizations and states until it was officially recognized by Woodrow Wilson in 1916.  June 14 became National Flag Day when an Act of Congress was signed by President Truman in 1949.

The date was based on the Flag Resolution of 1777 passed by the Marine Committee of the 2nd Continental Congress.  The resolution established the 13 stripes and 13 stars but did not specify any particular design for the stars.  Since that time the flag has had multiple designs as the nation grew with the current design having been in place since July 4, 1960 with the addition of Hawaii.

Take some Time, Honor the Country, and Enjoy the Day!

David Henke
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc – Newtown Square,PA/Bear, DE
Office: 302-834-3431/Cell: 610-618-0808



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