On 14 June 1777, the Continental Congress passed a resolution which stated:
Resolved, that the flag of the United States be thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new Constellation.
It was not until President Truman signed a Congressional Act in August 1949, that National Flag Day became an official United States sanctioned date.
At Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum, everyday is Flag Day. Fifty-five flags fly at Patriots Point with thirty-one of them being the flag of the United States. Our flag is a symbol of the nation with all its citizens being the life blood of our nation and many of them have defended our flag on foreign shores. The flag is a powerful, emotive force to many…just remember how the nation looked after 9/11 and flags were displayed everywhere on buildings, on cars, on windows, on shirts, you name it…