Flag Day

Flag Day
900 W. Marion Ave
Punta Gorda, FL, US
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Flag Day is celebrated in the United States on June 14th


On June 14, 1777, the Second Continental Congress took a break from writing the Articles of Confederation and passed a resolution stating that “the flag of the United States be 13 stripes, alternate red and white,” and that “the union be 13 stars, white in a blue field, representing a new constellation.”


In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson marked the anniversary of that decree by officially establishing June 14 as Flag Day.


We will have this extremely rare beauty on display for Flag Day on June 14, 2019.




 Classified Extremely Rare: Period flags with star counts in this category most likely number less than a dozen specimens, and some may not be known at all.  A one in 25,000 or greater flag.


Very few 40 Star flags were made and fewer have survived to this day.  These antique flags were made by stenciling paint onto starched gauze fabric and then tacked to a stick. Its stars were arranged in a 7-6-7-7-6-7 pattern, with each one having a uniquely whimsical shape and orientation. 

In 1889, the Dakota Territory was split it into two states: North Dakota and South Dakota,  both admitted on November 2nd, 1889.  Just six days later, on November 8th, 1889 Montana was admitted as the forty-first state of the Union; making the forty-star flag almost
immediately obsolete.


Stop by and see a part of our nations history this June 14th, we will be handing out inividual American flags for all.

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