June 14 is recognized as Flag Day in the United States. Here are four facts you should know about the holiday.
1. On June 14, 1777, the Continental Congress passed a resolution that designated the Stars and Stripes as America's official flag.
2. According to the National Flag Day Foundation, a Wisconsin man named B.J. Cigrand organized a flag day celebration for the flag's birthday.
3. Legend says a man named William Kerr inspired former President Woodrow Wilson to issue a proclamation that declared June 14 as Flag Day.
4. Nicknames for the American flag include "Old Glory," "star-spangled banner," "red, white and blue," and "stars and stripes."