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WASHINGTON, May 27, 1998 – Flag Day

Why is Flag Day observed on June 14?

The date in 1777 the Continental Congress adopted the first official national flag

What U.S. president issued the first Flag Day proclamation?

Woodrow Wilson in 1916

When was the 50th star added to the flag?

1960, with the admission of Hawaii as a state

What are the only two sites the flag can be displayed at night?

Over the U.S. Capitol in Washington and Fort McHenry in  Baltimore harbor

How many stars and stripes were on the flag when Francis Scott Key was inspired to write the “Star Spangled Banner”?

15 stars and 15 stripes

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