On June 14, citizens have the opportunity to honor Old Glory on National Flag Day. This day commemorates the adoption of the United States flag on June 14, 1777.
On National Flag Day, Americans show respect for the U.S. Flag and what it represents. Representing independence and unity, the Stars and Stripes have become a powerful symbol of Americanism and is flown proudly. Since 1777, the design of the flag has been officially modified 26 times. For 47 years, the 48-star flag was in effect. In 1959, the 49-star version became official on July 4. President Eisenhower ordered the 50-star flag on August 21, 1959. Many people have died protecting our country. On National Flag Day, raise the flag and fly it proudly. If you have a torn and tattered flag, Please take your flag to any Veteran’s organization and they will properly retire the flag and dispose of it.