On Thursday, June 14, Macon County veterans, community leaders, and citizens gathered at the Junaluskee Masonic Lodge to celebrate Flag Day. Although President Woodrow Wilson first declared June 14 as Flag Day in 1916 nearly a century ago with a proclamation, the holiday often gets overlooked in terms of significance to most Americans.
Flag Day marks the anniversary of the adoption of the U.S. Flag in 1777. Although it is not a national holiday and banks are still open, and businesses don't close their doors to honor the day, it is still a recognized holiday.