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Observe Flag Day by displaying Old Glory on Sunday, June 14, 2015 outside your home!
As the legend goes, it was George Washington and two other members of the Continental Congress asked Betsy Ross to sew the first American flag sometime in the late spring of 1776. The young widow designed the first flag with thirteen stars arranged in a circle, each star representing one of the original 13 colonies.
A year later, the Continental Congress officially adopted the design for the national flag, and henceforward the Stars and Stripes symbolized the U.S. around the world.
The first Flag Day was celebrated in 1877 - the flag's centennial. In 1916, a grassroots movement resulted in President Woodrow Wilson issuing a proclamation that called for a nationwide observance of Flag Day on June 14. Although still not an official holiday, Flag Day was made a permanent observance in America in 1949 by Congress who resolved "That the 14th day of June of each year is hereby designated as Flag Day."
How to Celebrate Flag Day
Have a picnic on the lawn at Will Rogers State Historic Park! Enjoy some hamburgers and hot dogs and decorate with red, white, and blue.
Stop by the Visitors Center and receive a free small flag to add to your Flag Day celebration!