Lynchburg, VA - Our flag is celebrating its 235th birthday Thursday, and the Lynchburg Public Library held an informational but fun "birthday party" for Old Glory.
It was sponsored by the library and the James River chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. About 75 people were there.
DAR members spoke about the history and evolution of the flag. Boy Scout Troop 70 began the ceremony by presenting the colors. They also demonstrated how to properly fold and present a flag.
Group leader Dale Miller says he finds proper flag care important.
"I see it as a symbol of our freedom and what we serve for. That's what it's about," said Miller.
The United States adopted the Stars and Stripes as the official flag on June 14, 1777. President Wilson made Flag Day an official holiday in 1916.