Flag Day: Poetry From The Archives

Replica Union Flag – photograph by S.K. Bierle

It’s June 14!

Flag Day.

A day to remember when the Continental Congress adopted the design of the American Flag on June 14, 1777. Although Flag Day wasn’t widely recognized as a commemorative day until after the Civil War, the United States (Union) Flag was a celebrated symbol in the North and Union armies during the war and seen as a symbol of reunification after the conflict.

In March 2016, Julie Mujic shared information and and a historic poem about the day the United States flag was raised over Fort Sumter in 1865. Check it out and enjoy some patriotic musings on this special day…

Remembering the Flag Raising over Fort Sumter