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

In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation that officially established June 14 as Flag Day.

The week of June 14 is designated as “National Flag Week.” During National Flag Week, the president will issue a proclamation urging U.S. citizens to fly the American flag for the duration of that week.

The American Flag symbolizes our freedom to worship. As you fly your American Flag this week in response to the president’s proclamation, remember all the lives that have been given to grant us the religious freedom we enjoy.

“Tis the Star Spangled Banner, Oh, long may it wave, O’re the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave!”