H.Res. 662 (108th): Recognizing that Flag Day originated in Ozaukee County, Wisconsin.

108th Congress, 2003–2004. Text as of Jun 14, 2004 (Passed the House (Engrossed)).

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HRES 662 EH

H. Res. 662

In the House of Representatives, U.S.,

June 14, 2004.

Whereas on June 14, 1777, the Stars and Stripes was officially adopted as the national flag of the United States;

Whereas in 1885, Bernard John Cigrand, a school teacher from Waubeka, Wisconsin, urged the students at the public school in Fredonia, Wisconsin, to observe June 14 as ‘Flag Birthday’;

Whereas Mr. Cigrand placed a ten inch 38-star flag in an inkwell and instructed his students at Stony Hill School to write essays on what the flag meant to them;

Whereas on May 30, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a Presidential Proclamation that officially established June 14 as Flag Day; and

Whereas on August 3, 1949, President Truman signed an Act of Congress designating June 14 of each year as National Flag Day: Now, therefore, be it

    Resolved, That the House of Representatives--

      (1) urges the people of the United States to study, reflect on, and celebrate the importance of the flag of the United States;

      (2) encourages the people of the United States to display the flag of the United States in accordance with the provisions of chapter 1 of title 4, United States Code; and

      (3) recognizes that Flag Day originated in Ozaukee County, Wisconsin.

Attest:

Clerk.