Hot Doc: Flag Day exhibit in Learning Commons!
Did you know June 14, 2012 is Flag Day? This is different than Independence Day, commonly known as July 4th or the Fourth of July, but most people don’t realize that these are two different holidays. Perhaps this has to do with how close together the two holidays are, or the fact that our American flag is such a common symbol of Independence Day.
A Second Continental Congress resolution signified the adoption of the American flag in 1777. President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation that officially established June 14 as Flag Day to commemorate the adoption in 1916. An Act of Congress established National Flag Day in August 1949. Title 36 of the United States Code, Subtitle I, Part A, CHAPTER 1, § 110 is the official statute on Flag Day.
For more information about Flag Day, see recent graduate Samuel Russell’s exhibit in the Learning Commons on the 2nd floor of the library.
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