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On this Day in American History…

Posted on Jun 14, 2013

On this day in 1777, the Continental Congress approved of the design of the national flag. The flag illustrated the thirteen United States with thirteen white stars forming a circle to represent a new constellation.

One hundred and thirty-nine years later, President Woodrow Wilson issued a presidential proclamation on June 14, 1916 declaring that day every year to be National Flag Day. However, it was not signed into law until 1949 by President Harry Truman.

Want to learn more about Flag Day and other National Holidays? Watch Faith in History every weekday 6:30a/5:30c and 6:30p/5:30c and visit the Library of Congress.

Watch as TCT host, William Federer explains the significance of Flag Day on Faith in History.