History of Flag Day and the Pledge of Allegiance

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Flag Day

Though it now receives less attention than National Doughnut Day, Flag Day falls on June 14th every year, with that in mind I looked into the history of Flag Day, for that I referred to USFlag.org for the background. According to the report the original Flag Day can be traced back to a school in Wisconsin in 1885, designed to coincide with the date that the Second Continental Congress passed the “Flag Resolution” on June 14th, 1777 which stated that “Resolved, That the flag of the thirteen United States be thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new constellation.

The Fourth of July was traditionally celebrated as America’s birthday, but the idea of an annual day specifically celebrating the Flag is believed to have first originated in 1885. BJ Cigrand, a schoolteacher, arranged for…

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