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Flag Day 2021: Saluting the U.S. Flag

Last Updated on June 14, 2021 by Solar System Ambassador Pam Roller

Solar System Ambassador Pam Roller

Here’s an update from our local Solar System Ambassador Pam Roller!

June 14 of each year is celebrated as Flag Day in the U.S. According to the Library of Congress’s online site, “on May 30, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a presidential proclamation establishing a national Flag Day on June 14. The day commemorates the adoption of the Stars and Stripes as the official flag of the United States.” In this iconic image, Mission Commander John Young salutes the flag while jumping! The Apollo 16 Lunar Module Orion and the Lunar Roving Vehicle are in the background.

Flag Day – Flying High: The Stars and Stripes in Space

Flags Aboard NASA Missions Gallery

Image Credit: NASA/Charlie Duke