Well it is June 14 today and in the United States that means it is FLAG DAY! Today commemorates the 237th anniversary of the adoption of the flag of the United States of America, this adoption took place 14 June 1777 by resolution of the Second Continental Congress. In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation that officially established June 14 as Flag day, and in August 1949, National Flag Day was established by an Act of Congress.
From the apocryphal story crediting Betsy Ross as sewing the first flag for the colonies from a pencil sketch handed to her by George Washington himself we have the 13 original colonies
Although it is a celebrated holiday, it is not an official federal holiday. For me that does not take away the significance of the day-- to remember my country's beginning and the union of our many states and people!
And so with that, Happy Flag Day!