Many localities and organizations had informal ceremonies honoring June 14th, with the first thought to be in 1885 by a school district in Fredonia, Wisconsin. It wasn't until May 30, 1916 that a federal government resolution honoring the Flag Revolution of 1777 was signed by President Woodrow Wilson. Not until June 14, 1949 when President Harry Truman designated the date as National Flag Day did the date gain special national recognition.
Over the years the flag of our country has suffered from abuse and misuse by misguided souls as a form of political protest, but most Americans have always held a special place in our hearts. It signifies the strength and beauty of the best nation on earth and it deserves our respect for what it represents. Thousands of Americans have fallen beneath this great flag as they fought to gain, and maintain, our freedom.
So do your duty this day. Hoist the flag high at your home and have a moment of silent prayer for what she represents. If you have proper lighting and an all weather flag, you may fly it always as I do. If you don't have a flag, I urge you to go out and buy one and fly it proudly. She is a symbol of the United States and her rich history and may she ever fly free.
God bless America.