On May 30, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson declared June 14 to be Flag Day, a national holiday to celebrate the adoption of the Stars and Stripes as the official flag of the United States. What prompted Wilson to set aside an entire day to honor our flag? If you’ve ever stood with a crowd, eyes on our flag, and sang the national anthem while chills ran up and down your spine, you get it. The American flag is a symbol. It represents this beautiful land we call home and the men and women who died protecting it. Our flag tells the story of who we were as a country, who we are, and who we hope to be.