Today in History, June 14: 1777 – The Continental Congress approves the design for the flag of our fledgeling nation. The story goes that George Washington had commissioned the flag from seamstress Betsy Ross (the revisionists of course dispute this). For many years cities held unofficial “Flag Days”; in 1916 President Woodrow Wilson made a Presidential Proclamation establishing June 14th as a national Flag Day. Congress passed the law creating Flag Day which was signed by President Harry Truman in 1949. God Bless America!