2014 Flag Day Rally, Corvallis

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A public flag rally, organized by Carolyn Webb, Immediate Past President of the Benton County Republican Women, was held on Flag Day, June 14, 2014, from Noon to 1:00 p.m., in Corvallis, Oregon. Flag wavers were greeted with honks and waves by drivers and passersby's at the intersection of NW Circle Boulevard and NW Ninth Street. Some inquired as to why the rally was being held and, when told that it was to celebrate Flag Day, the most often heard response was, "Oh, I forgot. I'll put my flag out as soon as I get home!" The rally was mentioned in Corvallis Gazette-Times article, Flag Day events honor Stars and Stripes, featuring the Corvallis Elks Flag Day Ceremony.

About Flag Day
On this day in 1777, during the American Revolution, the Continental Congress adopted a resolution stating that "the flag of the United States be thirteen alternate stripes red and white" and that "the Union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new Constellation." According to Wikipedia, "In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation that officially established June 14 as Flag Day; in August 1949, National Flag Day was established by an Act of Congress." Flag Day, however, in not an official federal holiday.