Flag Day was created by a proclamation of President Woodrow Wilson on May 30, 1916.
The date of June 14th was chosen as Flag Day in remembrance of the June 14, 1777 day when the flag became a symbol of the new nation.
- It is the anniversary of the day upon which the flag of the United States was adopted by the Congress as the emblem of the Union.
- The President urged that Americans rededicate themselves to the United States as “one and inseparable.”
- On that day, we should stand with united hearts and remember our forefathers’ vows of independence, liberty, and right, Wilson stated.
Perhaps today, in this time of turmoil, we should do as President Wilson suggested.
We should stand with united hearts, recognizing that we are all Americans and we are all in this together.
We should remember that the Founding Fathers established a nation built on the ideals of independence, liberty, and right.
However, our system and its liberties are not a perpetual-motion machine that can run indefinitely without the attentions of the American people.
Every generation must commit to making these ideals a reality for all Americans, regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, sexual orientation—or any other individual differences.
We must strive to make the United States a country where all enjoy individual freedom, equality of opportunity, and the American Dream.
This is our shared responsibility.
This is who we are.