In 1777, our founding fathers were in the middle of their own revolution. Yet they thought it important to design our national flag and so on June 14, 1777, a resolution was issued: "Resolved, that the flag of the United States be thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field representing a new constellation."

Although many Americans recognized June 14th as Flag Day, it wasn't until 1895 that a New York City kindergarten teacher came up with the idea of celebrating Flag Day. In 1949, President Truman signed into law an act of Congress recognizing June 14 as Flag Day.

This year as we celebrate Flag Day with picnics and parades and special ceremonies, I hope you will take a few minutes to give thanks for our Flag and all that it means to us and to also thank the greatest military the world has ever known for all that they do to keep that flag flying.

What does the American flag mean to you? Leave me a comment below.