Come out to celebrate flag day with the City of Douglasville June 14.
On June 14, 1777, the Second Constitutional Congress adopted a flag with thirteen stripes and thirteen stars to represent our Nation, one star for each of our founding colonies. The stars were set upon a blue field, in the words of the Congress's resolution, "representing a new constellation" in the night sky. What was then a fledgling democracy has flourished and expanded, as we constantly strive toward a more perfect Union.
Through the successes and struggles we have faced, the American flag has been ever present. It has flown on our ships and military bases around the world as we continue to defend liberty and democracy abroad. It has been raised in yards and on porches across America on days of celebration, and as a sign of our shared heritage. And it is lowered on days of remembrance to honor fallen service members and public servants; or when tragedy strikes and we join together in mourning. Our flag is the mark of one country, one people, uniting under one banner.
To commemorate the adoption of our flag, the Congress, by joint resolution approved August 3, 1949, designated June 14 of each year as "Flag Day." The City of Douglasville will join in the national celebration of Flag Day on Wednesday, June 14, 2017. A program and presentation of the colors will be held in front of the Douglasville Conference Center at 6:30 p.m. Please join us for this special presentation.