Flag Day 2011 - United States - 06/14/11 And Photos

    Flag Day 2011 in the United States will be
    celebrated on June 14, 2011. It commemorates the
    adoption of the flag of the United States, which
    happened that day by resolution of the Second
    Continental Congress in 1777.

    Flag Day 2011 - United States - 06/14/11

    In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a
    proclamation that officially established June
    14 as Flag Day
    ; in August 1949, National Flag
     was established by an Act of Congress.

    Flag Day 2011 is not an official federal
    holiday, though on June 14, 1937, Pennsylvania
    became the first (and only) U.S. state to celebrate
    Flag Day as a state holiday, beginning
    in the town of Rennerdale. Title 36 of the United
    States Code, Subtitle I, Part A, CHAPTER 1, § 110
    is the official statute on Flag Day; however,
    it is fully at the President's discretion.

    One of the longest-running Flag Day parades is
    held annually in Quincy, Massachusetts, which began in
    1952 and celebrated its 57th year in 2009. The 59th
    Annual Appleton Wisconsin 2009 Flag Day Parade will
    feature the U.S. Navy. City of Appleton Wisconsin.
    The largest Flag Day parade is held annually
    in Troy, New York, which bases its parade on the
    Quincy parade and typically draws 50,000 spectators.

    Perhaps the oldest, continuing Flag Day parade
    is at Fairfield WA. Beginning in 1909 or 1910, Fairfield
    has held a parade every year since, with the possible
    exception of 1918, and had celebrated the "Centennial"
    parade in 2010, along with some other commemorative events.

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