June 14, 2017
Mahonri M. Young (1877-1957), Decoration Day – Palisades, no date, watercolor, 9 x 11 inches. Brigham Young University Museum of Art, purchase/gift of the Mahonri M. Young Estate, 1959.
Today is Flag Day in the United States. Flag Day commemorates Continental Congress’s adoption of the American flag on June 14, 1777. The day was first celebrated in 1861 in Hartford, Connecticut. In 1949, Flag Day was officially established by Congress.