By Martine Wolfe-Miller, Mount Pleasant Communications Officer
MOUNT PLEASANT, SC (June 14, 2016) - Did you know that Flag Day is celebrated on June 14? It commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States, which happened on that day in 1777 by resolution of the Second Continental Congress.
The United States Army also celebrates the Army Birthday on this date. Congress adopted "the American continental army" after reaching a consensus position in the Committee of the Whole on June 14, 1775.
In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation that officially established June 14 as Flag Day; in August 1949, National Flag Day was established by an Act of Congress. Flag Day is not an official federal holiday. Title 36 of the United States Code, Subtitle I, Part A, CHAPTER 1, § 110 is the official statute on Flag Day; however, it is at the President's discretion to officially proclaim the observance.
The Town of Mount Pleasant Communications Office, with the support of the Historical Commission, releases a Quick Fact Friday about the History of Mount Pleasant weekly. From the American Indian Era to the 21st Century Dawns, "Our History" website has it all. Join us in discovering what makes Mount Pleasant such a distinctive historical place!