Flag day was officially established in 1916 but not officially assigned to June 14 until 1949. The first flag act was passed in 1777. That's many, many years of the American flag proudly flying.
Doesn't seeing our beautiful flag waving in the breeze fill you with pride? It always does for me. I especially love Flag day and Independence day for all the patriotism. These days are just a lovely reminder to embrace and appreciate our country, our freedoms and our fellow citizens. I have a great-uncle, a proud veteran, that carries flags with him and stops at homes with tattered flags. He asks them if he can properly retire their flag and replaces it with a new one from his stash. I love this about him and I often think of him, and all the other veterans who've fought for America's freedoms, when I see a lovely, large, crisp flag swaying in the wind.
Happy flag day!