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June 14, 2022
The first known celebration of Flag Day happened in 1885 when school teacher Bernard Cigrand organized a celebration with his students at Stony Hill School. Cigrand was a great advocate for patriotism and respect for the flag and lobbied with the United States Congress for the creation of an annual Flag Day celebration on June 14. In 1886, Cigrand wrote an article for the Chicago Argus that proposed the establishment of an annual observance of the American flag’s birthday. He is credited by many as being the Father of Flag Day.
Officially, it was in 1916 that President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed June 14 as Flag Day, to be observed every year. Every year, the President in office should call on government officials and U.S citizens to display the American flags outside buildings and their homes.