Tuesday, June 14, 2016


Today is Flag Day, a day set aside to commemorate the Stars and Stripes and all that it symbolizes.

It was on this day in 1777 that the Continental Congress approved the design of a national flag for our newly formed nation, declaring “that the flag of the United States shall be of thirteen stripes of alternate red and white, with a union of thirteen stars of white in a blue field, representing the new constellation.” 

The original flag has undergone several redesigns over the years to reflect our nation’s expansion, but one thing has not changed: the American flag remains a symbol of hope for the rest of the world, a visible reminder of the principles of freedom and democracy on which this great nation was founded. 

Happy Flag Day!