Jun 14, 2024

Flag Day ceremony at Manhattan City Hall

Posted Jun 14, 2024 3:30 PM
Courtesy photos
Courtesy photos

RILEY COUNTY —This is Flag Day. Flag Day commemorates June 14, 1777, when the Continental Congress determined the composition of the nation's banner: "Resolved, That the flag of the thirteen United States be thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new constellation.”

On Friday morning , Scout Troop 74 assisted with the ceremonial raising of our nation's flag at Manhattan City Hall.

President Woodrow Wilson issued a 1916 proclamation of June 14 as Flag Day and in 1949, President Harry S. Truman signed the formal observance into law. And it falls during Flag Week, after another congressional dictum in 1966.

-The Associated Press contributed to this story.