June 14 marks the anniversary of the adoption of the "Stars and Stripes" as the flag of the United States. June 14 is also the birthday of the Army. Two years before the flag was adopted by the Second Continental Congress in 1777, Congress authorized enlistment of riflemen to serve the United Colonies, taking the American continental army as the United States Army. The following selection describing Flag Day and its meaning appeared in various newspapers in the 1920s. It was subsequently written in Pre-anniversary Gregg in the June 1925 issue of The Gregg Writer.
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