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Flag Day is celebrated on June 14. It commemorates the adoption of the flag of
the
United States
, which happened on June 14th.

In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation that officially established
June 14 as Flag Day; in August 1949, National Flag Day was established by an Act
of
Congress
. Flag Day is not an official federal holiday.

The oldest continuing Flag Day parade is in Fairfield, Washington. It began in 1909
or 1910, Fairfield has held a parade every year since.

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