Congressman Kevin McCarthy Commemorates Flag Day
Congressman Kevin McCarthy issued the following statement in recognition of Flag Day:
“Today marks the birthday of our great flag -- Old Glory. On this day, we are reminded once more of the humble beginnings of a banner that now stands above all others. From the fiery birth of our Revolution, to the shores of Iwo Jima, all the way to the final frontier of the Moon, our flag has stood proud as an international icon for America and the values she stands for. Our national banner not only represents us as a country, but also stands as a beacon of hope for all who hunger for freedom worldwide. On Flag Day, we celebrate and stand proudly for our flag and all of those who have served to defend the freedoms it represents.”
Flag Day was established in 1916, with the date of June 14th later designated in 1949. Flag Day commemorates the Flag Act that was passed on June 14, 1777, by the Second Continental Congress. If you would like to purchase a flag flown over the United States Capitol, you can contact Congressman McCarthy’s office at 661-327-3611, or visit his webpage here. A certificate accompanies each flag, and flags can be flown on specific dates to commemorate special occasions.