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.

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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."

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