The Circleville Elks No. 77, are holding a flag day ceremony today, June 14, at 4:30 p.m., at 215 N. Court St., Circleville. Scheduled to speak is Pickaway County Commissioner and Iraq War veteran, Brian Stewart. The Pumpkin Show Band will provide music for the event and a celebration reception will follow. The event is open to the public.
About Flag Day
Flag Day commemorates the adoption of the United States flag on June 14, 1777 by the Second Continental Congress. In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson officially established the holiday when he issued a proclamation honoring the Stars and Stripes on June 14. The United States Congress followed with an Act of Congress in 1946, declaring June 14, as National Flag Day. Though it is a widely recognized event, the day is not a Federal holiday.
Flag Day Trivia
- The United State Army was founded on June 14, 1775, two years before the flag was adopted.
- President Donald Trump was born on Flag Day in 1946.
- Pennsylvania was the first state to issue a state-recognized holiday for the flag.
- There have been 28 U.S. flag designs. The longest is the current design which has spanned 57 years.
- Besty Ross did not create the first flag, it wasn’t until the 1870s that the story gained notoriety.