The united states celebrates Flag Day. | Photo: Facebook of U. S. Consulate Monterrey.
Every 14th of June is celebrated as the Flag Day in the united States. We tell you some of the history and design of the american flag.
As each June 14in United States it is celebrated on the Day of the Flag. This to commemorate the date on which the country adopted its bars and stars.
In 1916, the president Woodrow Wilson officially recognized this celebration to mark the date in 1777 when the Second Continental Congress you selected the american flag.
Although it is not a public holiday, from its beginnings, americans celebrate the Flag day of different ways. In their homes and businesses is present.
The Congress drafted a law after the president Harry Truman enacted in 1949 to designate the day. The legislation requires that each one the president of the united States in turn issue a proclamation on this celebration.
It is known to the american flag under the name Stars and Stripes, Old Glory and the Star-Spangled Banner.
The flag it was created in the time of the Independence of the united States of the British Empire in 1776. First, it adopted a flag to distinguish rebel troops of the british, which had a series of stripes of red and white, such as the current.
Design of the flag of the united States
It took a model of the 13 stars in the canton. One for each of the colonies founders: Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia.
After it is added other starsaccording to each of the States of the Nation; thus, it kept the horizontal stripes and modified the stars. As the country grows, the flag is updated.
In 1795by joining Kentucky and Vermont were included two stars (15). In 1960with the entry of Hawaii is included star 50.
Currently, the 50 states are: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, new Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, south Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Virginia eastern, Washington and Wyoming.
The 50 stars they are ordered in 9 rows of 6-and 5-star interspersed horizontally; as well as 11 columns of 5 and 4 stars interspersed vertically.