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Star Spangled Banner

This Saturday, June 14th, 2014, is Flag Day. This is the day we Americans celebrate the adoption of our national flag on June 14th, 1777. Until the latter part of the 19th century, we didn’t have a separate day celebrating our beloved banner. As a matter a fact, it wasn’t until the summer of 1949 that President Truman signed an act making June 14th National Flag Day. You can read more about our flag’s history here.

This year, the 200th anniversary of our national anthem the Star-Spangled Banner, the Smithsonian Institution is hosting a major┬ácelebration. Here are details: (more…)

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