Governor Cooper Declares June 14 as Flag Day Celebrating Our Nation's Symbol of History, Freedom and Democracy Across the State

Raleigh, NC

By official proclamation, Governor Roy Cooper declared June 14, 2019 as Flag Day. This national day of observance recognizes the adoption of the flag of the United States on June 14, 1777 and pays homage to this symbol of democracy and freedom that serves as a beacon for all Americans.  All North Carolinians are encouraged to display the US flag today to honor our country, history, servicemembers and veterans of the US Armed Forces.

“Our flag symbolizes the freedoms we enjoy in our great country,” Gov. Cooper said. “On Flag Day, we can honor and remember those who have fought to protect those freedoms.”

This year marks the 242nd anniversary of the Flag Resolution of 1777, a nationally observed event proclaimed by President Woodrow Wilson in 1916. In 1949, US Congress designated June 14 as National Flag Day, a day that also commemorates the birthday of the US Army.

To read Governor Cooper’s full proclamation click HERE.

 

 

 

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