Flag Day is often overlooked in favor of the 4th of July.  But, did you know it commemorates The Flag Act passed on June 14th, 1777? That act established our American flag be 13 alternating red and white stripes and white stars on a field of blue, representing each state. 

Each of the three colors take on meaning.  Red is for hardiness and valor, white is for purity and innocence, and blue is for perseverance, vigilance and justice.

Over the years there were various celebrations across our great nation in honor of the Flag Act of 1777, but it wasn't until 1949 that President Harry Truman signed an Act of Congress designating June 14th as Flag Day.

This Thursday, as many of you proudly display your stars and stripes you'll know a bit more of how Flag Day came to be.