We Salute The Flag

Today, June 14, is Flag Day, where we commemorate the adoption of the US flag in 1777.

Did you know that until the Civil War, individuals rarely flew the flag? In the 1860s, it became a symbol of the North, and since then, it’s been common for patriots to fly the flag at home, on vehicles, or at their workplaces. And the flag wasn’t even standardized until 1912 – until then, the stars could have six or eight points, and the flag itself could be any proportion.

Here’s a history of the Stars and Stripes, and here’s some info about Flag Day itself.