red white and blue flower pot from Bloomer's Greenhouse at last year's Market

red white and blue flower pot from last year’s Market at Bloomer’s Greenhouse

People across the United States celebrate Flag Day on June 14 each year to honor the United States flag and to commemorate the flag’s adoption. Flag Day falls within National Flag Week, a time when Americans reflect on the foundations of the nation’s freedom.

President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation calling for a nationwide observance of the event on June 14, 1916. However, Flag Day did not become official until August 1949, when President Harry Truman signed the legislation and proclaimed June 14 as Flag Day.