This from my friend Dave Shoemaker.
This Sunday, June 14, is Flag Day. The flag has remained a constant reminder of the sacrifices that many made to maintain the freedoms and way of life of this grand experiment; we call the United States of America.
Flag Day, first established by our President, Woodrow Wilson, on May 30, 1916. On August 3, 1949, President Harry Truman signed an Act of Congress that designated June 14 as National Flag Day.
The origins of Flag Day go back to the Second Continental Congress, which met from May 10, 1775, to March 1, 1781. It passed the “Flag Act of 1777” on June 14, 1777.
Today is also the day we celebrate the birthday of the United States Army. It was on June 14, 1775, that Congress established the United States Army.