Flag Day Observance Today

Today is Flag Day, a day set aside by President Wilson in 1916 to commemorate the adoption of the stars and strips by the continental congress in 1777. Since 1949 under President Truman, the official proclamation has been issued each year by the president. Many people will be flying their flags today and different groups will have special programs.

Then 17 year-old Robert G. Heft of Lancaster, Ohio, designed the current U.S. flag in 1958 as a school project.

Crosssroads at Big Creek flies the flag outside, thanks to the Amvets, post 51 of Door County and thanks to the breakfast rotary they display “old glory” in the lecture hall. They will also observe the day with a hike to Big Creek in search of the blue flag, which is a wild purple iris, at 11am.

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