Lufkin Celebrates ‘Flag Day’ Thursday, June 14
Why Flag Day is not an official federal holiday like Independence Day is beyond me, but you should know that June 14 is "Flag Day", commemorating the adoption of the U.S. Flag by resolution of the Second Continental Congress in 1777.
President Woodrow Wilson, back in 1916, was the first to sign a proclamation establishing "Flag Day", and Congress agreed to back the cause in 1949.
Looking for a rip roaring bally-who? You won't need to jettison yourself to Quincy, Massachusetts for one of the longest running celebrations in modern history. Nope. You can view Flag Day festivities right here in Lufkin this Thursday beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the atrium of Lufkin City Hall.
Can't make it. Show your patriotism by simply hanging old glory up outside your home.
Happy "Flag Day"!