From it’s humble beginnings in 1776, the flag of the United States of America evolved dozens of times to the fifty white stars on an Old Glory Blue background with thirteen Old Glory Red and White stripes. Here are a few more facts about Flag Day.
1. Flag day is observed on the 14th day of June each year.
2. The American flag has 3 colors, white for purity and innocence, red for valor and blue for justice and perseverance.
3. Did you know Flag Day was invented by a Wisconsin teacher name Bernard Cigrand.
4. President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed June 14th as official Flag Day in 1916.
5. Did you know that in 1777, a resolution was passed called Flag Act of 1777. This act passed by Second Continental Congress, is a petition made by American Indian nation. The resolution reads as, “Resolved, that the flag of the thirteen United States be thirteen stripes, alternate white and red.”
6. To this day only the state of Pennsylvania observes Flag Day as a legal state holiday.
7. 13 stripes on the flag represent the thirteen British Colonies and the 50 stars represent all fifty states.
8. There have been 27 different versions of the American Flag and each one has a different number of stars.
Will there be more stars added in the future? Only time will tell.
Related Topic: Break out some of these facts during Flag Day and during your 4th of July party.