Happy B’day to our Flag, the US Army, and our President!

On June 14, 1777 the United States’ Second Continental Congress passed a resolution establishing the Colonial flag created by Betsy Ross as the official flag of the young United States of America:

“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.”
  - Second Continental Congress, resolution of June 14, 1777

Original Betsy Ross Flag, 1776
“Betsy Ross Flag”, 1776

The anniversary of the Flag Resolution of 1777 was officially established as “Flag Day” by the Proclamation of President Woodrow Wilson on May 30th, 1916. However, it did not become a National holiday until August 3rd, 1949, when President Truman signed an Act of Congress designating June 14th of each year as National Flag Day.

June 14th, 1777 is also the same day the Second Continental Congress adopted the Continental Army, and is celebrated by the US Army as their official birthday.

WWII US Army Poster - Guardians of the Colors!
World War II Army Poster

Finally, June 14th is also the birthday of perhaps America’s most well-known, most accomplished, and some might say the most viciously persecuted President in history: Donald John Trump, who was born on this day in 1946. And there’s absolutely no doubt he loves America, the Flag, and what they stand for:

Trump Hugs US Flag at CPAC, 2019
Trump hugs flag at CPAC 2019
(and some people don’t know why…but, we do)

So, Happy Birthday to our Flag, the United States Army, and President Trump, with best wishes and the hope you all have many more happy and healthy birthdays!

Thanks for Reading!

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