Today is Flag Day

Dated: 06/14/2012

Views: 8822

Today is the 235th anniversary of the adoption of the United States Flag by Congress.

On this day the Continental Congress passed the first Flag Act in 1777. It states, “Resolved, that the flag of the United States be made of thirteen stripes, alternate red and white: that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new Constellation.” Our flag has gone through 26 changes since then.

In 1949, President Harry Truman officially proclaimed June 14th as Flag Day.

President Taft signed an executive order on June 24, 1912 our flag standardizing our flag with the stars placed in six rows of eight each.

President Dwight Eisenhower changed the flag twice in 1959 by adding a star for Alaska and later Hawaii.

Our current flag was designed by a high school student from Lancaster, Ohio, Robert G. Heft who was given a B-minus for his assignment for his efforts. His teacher did offer to alter his grade if Heft could get congress to adopt his design. Undaunted Heft persisted and Congress approved his design.

The picture of the flag was taken at the Florham Park Little Red School House on the corner of Columbia Turnpike and Hanover Avenue. Attached to the front wall is a brass placard to commemorate the “Florham Park residents who served during WWII many suffering great hardships and great risks and even death. Their names are inscribed upon rolls of honor inspiring future generations to love of home, duty, to country and freedom to all men.”

 

Latest Blog Posts

The Benefits Of Homeownership May Reach Further Than You Think

More than ever, our homes have become an integral part of our lives. Today they are much more than the houses we live in. They’re evolving into our workplaces, schools for our children, and safe

Read More

Home Prices Its All About Supply And Demand

As we enter the summer months and work through the challenges associated with the current health crisis, many are wondering what impact the economic slowdown will have on home prices. Looking at the

Read More

Wayne Township Summer Concert Series

The Wayne Township Summer Concert Series is a wonderful place to enjoy live music on a summer evening.  Concert will be held at the municipal complex at 475 Valley Road, Wayne.  Free

Read More

F45 North Wayne

F45 North Wayne coming soon!F45 is a franchised gym concept that started in Australia in 2011.  The "F" stands for functional;  the 45 is the number of minutes in each workout.  The

Read More