The Stars and Stripes blow gently in the wind at the entrance to Danner Park in Chillicothe. Today, June 14, is observed as Flag Day, a day that commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States of America, which happened on June 14, 1777.

The Stars and Stripes blow gently in the wind at the entrance to Danner Park in Chillicothe. Today, June 14, is observed as Flag Day, a day that commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States of America, which happened on June 14, 1777. The Fourth of July was traditionally celebrated as America's birthday, but the idea of an annual day specifically celebrating the flag is believed to have first originated in 1885, according to usflag.org, a website dedicated to the flag of the United States of America. In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation that officially designated June 14 as Flag Day. In 1949, President Harry Truman signed an Act of Congress designating June 14 of each year as National Flag Day.