Flag Day 2019 Images, Wallpapers, Pictures & Inspirational Quotes: Flag Day is around the corner in order to honors the acceptance of the flag of the United States on June 14, 1777, by resolution of the Second Continental Congress. Every year, Flag Day is celebrated on June 14 in the United States after the resolution was passed by the Second Continental Congress.
In the year 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a declaration that officially marked June 14 as Flag Day. After this in August 1946, National Flag Day was established by an Act of Congress. Flag Day, on the other hand, is not an official federal holiday.
There were many people as well as organizations that played key roles in the establishment of a national Flag Day celebration. They are as follows: George Morris in 1861, Bernard J. Cigrand in 1885, William T. Kerr in 1888, George Bolch in1889, Elizabeth Duane Gillespie in 1893, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks in 1907 and City of Paterson, New Jersey in 1913.
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On this special occasion, we have brought you some of the Flag Day images in order to honor and pay tribute to the upcoming unofficial U.S. holiday, which commemorates the day in which we adopted the present flag as the official one of the nation.
Flag Day Significance And Pictures
The flag of the United States of America, which is usually referred to as the American flag, is the national flag of the United States. There are various nicknames for the flag that comprises of the Stars and Stripes, Old Glory, and the Star-Spangled Banner among others.
The flag comprises of total number of thirteen equal horizontal stripes of red (top and bottom) alternating with white, with a blue rectangle in the canton along with comprising fifty small, white, five-pointed stars that are set in nine counterbalance horizontal rows, where rows of six stars (top and bottom) alternate with rows of five stars.
The 50 stars on the flag signify and symbolize the 50 states of the United States of America, as well as the 13 stripes symbolize the thirteen British colonies that stated independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain, as well as turn out to be the first states in the U.S.
Flag Day 2019 Inspirational Quotes
“Patriotism is supporting your country all the time and your government when it deserves it.” — Mark Twain
“The things that the flag stands for were created by the experiences of a great people. Everything that it stands for was written by their lives. The flag is the embodiment, not of sentiment, but of history.” — Woodrow Wilson
“We identify the flag with almost everything we hold dear on earth, peace, security, liberty, our family, our friends, our home… But when we look at our flag and behold it emblazoned with all our rights we must remember that it is equally a symbol of our duties. Every glory that we associate with it is the result of duty done.” — Calvin Coolidge
“A thoughtful mind, when it sees a nation’s flag, sees not the flag only, but the nation itself; and whatever may be its symbols, its insignia, he reads chiefly in the flag the government, the principles, the truths, the history which belongs to the nation that sets it forth.” — Henry Ward Beecher
“I believe our flag is more than just cloth and ink. It is a universally recognized symbol that stands for liberty, and freedom.” — John Thune