MORRISTOWN, NJ -  Just in time for the celebrated Fourth of July, Morris County residents can view a special display on the history of the American Flag at the Morris County Library.

The display celebrates our nation's Independence Day and will run through July 15. Sponsored by The Morris County Heritage Commission and the Daughters of the American Revolution, the goal of the display is to give visitors a chance to see the changes to the American Flag and the history behind the stars and stripes.

Numerous flags that flew during times of war and national crisea and from the Colonial Era through the mid-twentieth century will be on display in the lobby and on the second floor of the library. The display shows the important periods of history as well as the nation's development. 

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 In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation that officially established June 14 as Flag Day; in August 1946, National Flag Day was established by an Act of Congress.   The Flag Resolution of June 1777 was the first recorded meeting, discussion, or debate by Congress about a national flag.  It simply stated, “Resolved, That the flag of the United States be made of thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new Constellation.”

The Morris County Library is located at 30 East Hanover Avenue, in Whippany.

 

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