Sunday, June 14, 2009
If it's June 14th....
Most Americans, ignorant of their history or just choosing to ignore it, had no idea that today is Flag Day. It commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States, by resolution of the Second Continental Congress in 1777. In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation that officially established June 14 as Flag Day; in August 1949, National Flag Day was established by an Act of Congress.
However, two years before the Continental Congress adopted the flag, they established the Continental Army. Thus, today is the 234th birthday of The United States Army.
I send special birthday greetings today to all members of the Army family past & present, especially my brothers & sisters in the Military Police Corps.