Beekeeping, Gardening and Quilting in Eastern Wake County, North Carolina

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Flag Day and Quilts

In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation that officially established June 14 as Flag Day to commemorate the adoption of the flag of the United States. The longest-running Flag Day parade is held annually in Quincy, Massachusetts, which began in 1952 and will celebrate its 59th year in 2009.

The largest Flag Day parade is held annually in Troy, New York, which bases its parade on the Quincy parade and typically draws 50,000 spectators.