Flag Day celebrated in St Augustine

City Hall proudly displayed the colors today, emblazoned across the front of the Lightner Building where municipal workers hoisted a United States flag so large that it stretches from tower to tower above the entrance to the centuries-old Flagler era structure that once housed the Alcazar Hotel.

It was not a holiday where employees get the day off, although a walk through the halls of municipal officials revealed several with Old Glory pinned to their lapel.

National Flag Day Foundation describes the observance as a commemoration of Congressional adoption of the Stars and Stripes as the flag of the United States on June 14, 1777.

However, it was 1949 before President Harry Truman signed an Act of Congress designating the 14th day of June, every year, as “National Flag Day”.

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