Honoring the U.S. flag

On June 14, 1777, by resolution of the Second Continental Congress, the United States adopted a flag. This is also the day that the U.S. Army celebrates their birthday. On Flag Day the U.S. celebrates what the flag stands for; red symbolizes hardiness and valor, white symbolizes purity and innocence, and blue represents vigilance, perseverance and justice.

The design of the flag has been modified 26 times officially since 1777. The 50-star flag was ordered by President Eisenhower on August 21, 1959 and was adopted in July 1960. It is the longest-used version of the U.S. flag and has been in use for over 54 years.