Today We Honor the American Flag!
Today, June 14, is always designated as Flag Day in America. It is a day to fly Ol’ Glory proudly. So just when and where did this idea come from? Well, the idea to hold Flag Day first originated in 1885 when B.J. Cigrand, a schoolteacher, arranged for the pupils in the Fredonia, Wisconsin Public School to observe June 14 as what he called a "Flag Birthday." The idea caught on and it continues to grow throughout the country.
Flag Day wasn’t officially established until 1916 when President Woodrow Wilson on May 30 of that year issued a proclamation stating so. The day was celebrated in various communities for years after Wilson’s proclamation, but it was not until August 3, 1949, that President Harry Truman signed an Act of Congress designating June 14 of each year as National Flag Day.
I can easily say that Quincy is truly a flag city. It’s hard to go anywhere in this city without seeing an American Flag. Every time my mother would visit Quincy she would always comment on how many people fly the flag in this city. And she was right.
In Quincy, it’s pretty much Flag Day every day and that’s the way it should be. Fly the flag proudly…she represents everything we stand for!