WESTERN NEW YORK – Expect to see plenty of old glory today, as it’s flag day.
The holiday celebrating the American Flag originated in 1916 when then President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed it. Congress then established it as a national day of observance in 1949.
Many communities honor the current version of Betsy Ross’ original design with parades, concerts and other events. Government buildings are also required to fly the flag all week.
Just be aware that flag etiquette requires that no other flag can be flown higher than the national flag and that the flag cannot touch the ground or any surfaces beneath it.
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