Day of the American flag

In 1777, at the height of the War of Independence, Continental Congress adopted the Stars and Stripes flag (Stars and Stripes) as the official flag of all the free states of America.

On this day every year, Americans decorate the house with flags, thereby showing their patriotism. Special splash "Stars and Stripes" was observed in the United States after the infamous events September 11, 2001.

The idea of ??the annual observance of Flag Day (Flag Day), in all likelihood, began in 1885. When B.Dzh.Sigrand, a schoolteacher, arranged for his students in Fredonia, in a secondary school in Wisconsin to celebrate June 14 (108 anniversary of the approval of Stars and Stripes) as' Day Birth of the flag. " In subsequent years, numerous articles in magazines and newspapers, personal letters SIGRAND continued enthusiastically promoted the celebration of June 14 as "Flag Birthday" or "Flag Day┬╗.

June 14, 1889, George Balch, a teacher elementary school in New York, had planned a beautiful ceremony for the children of his school, and his idea of ??the celebration of Flag Day was later adopted by the Board of Education in the State of New York. June 14, 1891 City Betsy Ross House in Philadelphia upheld a Flag Day celebration, and on 14 June of the following year, the Society Sons of the Revolution in New York celebrated Flag Day.

Following the advice of Colonel J. Granville Leach (at the time historian the Society Sons of the Revolution in Pennsylvania), the Society of Colonial American community in Pennsylvania 25 April in 1893 decided to ask the mayor of Philadelphia and other authorities and citizens celebrate Flag Day on June 14. Leach suggested further celebrate this festival called "Flag Day." On this day, students convened for certain occupations, and each child was issued a small flag.

Two weeks later, May 8, Office of the Society of the Sons of the Revolution in Pennsylvania unanimously supported the actions of the Society of Colonial American communities in Pennsylvania. As a result, Edward Brooks, then head of the Public Schools of Philadelphia, ordered presentation in honor of Flag Day held June 14, 1893 in Independence Square. Pupils were built, each carrying a small flag, patriotic songs were sung and chanted speech.

In 1894, the governor of New York issued a decree that the celebration of Flag Day on June 14 to be displayed on public buildings. It was then started hanging flags on the houses to show their patriotism. Together with SIGRAND and Leroy Van Horn as the main instigators in Illinois for the purpose of agitation and organization of the event was based organization known as the Association of Flag Day. June 14, 1894 under the auspices of this organization was first celebrated Flag Day in most public schools in the state of Chicago in Douglas, Garfield, Hambolte, Lincoln, and Washington Parks, with the participation of more than 300,000 children.

Adults also took part in patriotic programs. Franklin K.Leyn, Minister Areas, said in a 1914 speech to the Day of the flag, which were the words on behalf of the flag: "I like what you have done. I swing before your eyes as a bright gleam of light, I — a symbol of yourself┬╗.

In connection with these three decades of celebrations in the states and in some parts of the country, the anniversary of the approval of the flag in 1777 was in 1916 officially proclaimed by President Woodrow Wilson as Flag Day. After that Flag Day was celebrated for many years in different communities. Then, on August 3 in 1949 President Truman signed an Act of Congress, who argued on June 14 National Day flag.

On the Flag: 13 equal horizontal stripes of red alternating with white stripes, in the upper left corner there is a blue rectangle with 50 small stars arranged in such a way that the nine lines of stars interspersed with six and five offset by one row, 50 stars represent the 50 states and the 13 stripes represent the original 13 colonies.