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Jun 21 2011

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SPI observes Flag Day

South Padre Island observed Flag Day on June 14 by posting several flags at City Hall, businesses and residential buildings. (Photos by Lauren N. Laughlin)

By LAUREN N. LAUGHLIN

Special to the PRESS

The City of South Padre Island celebrated Flag Day on June 14 by posting several flags waving at City Hall and several business and residential buildings.

In the United States, Flag Day is celebrated on June 14. Flag Day commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States, which happened that day by resolution of the Second Continental Congress in 1777.

In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation that officially established June 14 as Flag Day and in August 1949, National Flag Day was established by an Act of Congress. It is often questioned if any other country on Earth is as proud of its flag as Americans are of the Stars and Stripes.

For more on this story, pick up a copy of the June 20 edition of the Port Isabel South Padre Press or check out our E-edition by clicking here.

 

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