The Edmond Sun

June 14, 2013

Americans observe Flag Day


The Edmond Sun

EDMOND — Earlier this month, President Barack Obama issued the annual proclamation hailing June 14 as Flag Day. The U.S. flag was adopted in 1777 by the Second Continental Congress. It shares an annual birthday with the U.S. Army, which was founded June 14, 1775.

While not an official federal holiday, Flag Day is commemorated annually as a way of honoring those who have served the country at home and abroad, according to the president’s proclamation. The proclamation directs the flag to be displayed at all federal government buildings during National Flag Week, which began Monday. The proclamation also urges Americans to recite the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag.