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Flag Day In The USA

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June 14 is designated as Flag Day

Our American Flag, the Stars and Stripes, was first designed and made by Betsy Ross. According to legend, she was asked to do this by George Washington. Our flag was officially adopted by the Second Continental Congress on June 14, 1777 and the flag resolution was passed.

The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the United States of America adopted June 14 as Flag Day in 1907 and it is still a mandatory observance by all Elks Lodges across the United States. It was not until 1949 that Elk Harry S. Truman made the proclamation for June 14 to be a national observance for our nation’s flag.

Photo: This photo was taken at our annual Freedom Fest in Pendleton SC in 2008 by Frank Breazeale

Will you be celebrating Flag Day this year?

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