We celebrate the nation’s flag on June 14th every year since President Woodrow Wilson signed it into law in 1916, because that was the day in 1777 the Second Continental Congress passed a resolution designing the stars and stripes as the new nation’s flag. George Washington wanted a new flag that represented a unifying symbol for his troops, something that showed a shared purpose and new resolve. The 13 stars encircled in that first flag represented a new constellation forming the hope of a new country.
We honor the Flag as U.S. citizens by always remembering the reason for its creation in the first place; the will of a People to rise against the tyranny of their time. In our present era, the spirit behind the Flag has waned, sometimes in painful fits. Now, resurgence has occurred; a passionate breath of fire breathed into by the generation grasping the state of their inheritance and realizing its time to rise again.
Our Flag has always been about change and we do it honor by making those changes as called upon by the People in how we govern our Country and our State toward the betterment of all.