June 14: Flag Day

In the United States, June 14 is celebrated every year as Flag Day, because, on this day in 1777, the Second Continental Congress adopted the flag. Of course this flag only had thirteen stars, one for each state that existed at the time.

Supposedly Betsy Ross sewed this first flag from a small sketch given to her by George Washington (sadly, this story can’t be proven).

You can celebrate today by raising the flag, learning about flag history and etiquette, host a party, or making (and eating!) a flag cake.

“First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way.”

1 Timothy 2:1-4

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  1. Pingback: June 14: World Blood Donor Day | A Year of Holidays

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