Flag Day in the Chattanooga Area

Staff Photo by Robin Rudd / A flag is placed in a planter in front of the sign for the Midway Baptist Church in Indian Springs, along Highway 41 in Georgia.

Flag Day commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States on June 14, 1777 by the Second Continental Congress. In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson officially established June 14 as Flag Day; on August 3, 1949, National Flag Day was established by an Act of Congress. Flag Day is not an official federal holiday. It is at the president's discretion to officially proclaim the observance.