Let's all proudly display Old Glory on this special dayHere in Coweta County, we are patriotic people. We like to show our patriotism. We like to wave the flag and show off the red, white and blue. We always proudly wave the American flag on the Fourth of July, on Memorial Day, on Veterans Day, and at other times.
One of the days when some of us may forget to wave the flag is today — June 14.
This day is Flag Day, a time when we should all proudly wave this great symbol that has represented freedom since the early days of our nation’s independence.
Flag Day is a nationwide observance, but it is not a public holiday. That’s why many of us forget this special occasion.
It was not until June 14, 1916. that President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation calling for a nationwide observance of the salute to the flag.
However, Flag Day did not become official until 1949 when President Harry Truman signed legislation proclaiming June 14 as Flag Day.
We hope this reminder of Flag Day will prompt you to proudly display Old Glory on this day. Let’s all salute our “Star-Spangled Banner,” the most noticeable and recognized symbol of freedom and independence in the world. God bless America on this day.