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Get ready to salute: today is Flag Day

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Flag Day celebrates the adoption of the United States flag on June 14, 1777.

The first Flag Day was observed in Hartford, CT on June 14, 1861.

Then in 1877, Congress ordered the flag be flown on public buildings on that date.

Later, in 1916 President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation asking the U.S. to observe Flag Day.

Finally, in 1949 Congress agreed to an official Flag Day and President Harry Truman approved.

Happy Flag Day!

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