On June 14, 2019, Paul Walden, Chapter Flag Chairmen, commemorated Flag Day by giving a presentation on the history of the United States Flag in the historic Department of Commerce library in the Herbert C. Hoover Building (named after 31st U.S. President and SAR Compatriot) in Washington, DC. Approximately 50 Commerce employees attended. Paul discussed the evolution of the flag from the colonial period, through the American Revolution, and up to the present.
Afterwards, he presented a SAR Flag Certificate to Byron Adkins, Jr., the Director of the Office of Facilities and Environmental Quality. Mr. Adkins is the senior official in charge of the Herbert C. Hoover Building operations. This building is located at a prominent location (1401 Constitution Avenue, NW) and displays total of 12 United States Flags around the building.
Flag Day commemorates the adoption of the United States Flag by resolution of the Continental Congress on June 14, 1777. In 1916, President Wilson issued a proclamation establishing June 14 as the official Flag Day. Submitted by Paul Walden.