AUGUSTA, Maine — Thursday, June 14, is the traditional Flag Day, memorializing the day in 1777 when the Continental Congress adopted an American flag to replace the British Union Jack. In honor of this annual observance, Gov. Paul LePage signed a proclamation to highlight the universal symbol of freedom which represents the United States of America.
“America’s flag graces classrooms, state houses, courtrooms, and churches. It is a symbol which represents our Nations’ values and traditions, and it is a badge of honor to all — a sign of our citizens’ common purpose,” LePage said in a press release.
For information regarding flag etiquette, visit http://www.maine.gov/governor/lepage/news/flag_etiquette.shtml.