On this day in 1776, the Lee Resolution proposed by Richard Henry Lee of Virginia was passed by the Second Continental Congress and resolved that the Thirteen American Colonies were “free and independent states” and no longer subjects of the British Empire. The formal resolution, The Declaration of Independence was officially announced two days later …
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On this day in 1777 the Second Continental Congress adopted the Stars and Stripes as the official flag of the United States. In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson declared June 14 as Flag Day. National Flag Day was established by an Act of Congress in 1949. Long may she wave.