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在國旗日 (Flag Day) 慶祝:614

今天是國旗日!西元1916年的530日,伍德羅‧威爾遜 (Woodrow Wilson) 總統宣告每年的614日是官方的國旗日。在這一天,許多美國人都會在家門口或公司門口展示紅、白、藍顏色的國旗。這一天是為了紀念星條旗正式成為美國國旗而設立的。

你知道美國國旗的歷史嗎?根據傳說,西元17766月,喬治‧華盛頓 (George Washington) 委託費城的一位女裁縫師貝西‧蘿絲 (Betsy Ross) 創造能夠代表一個即將宣佈獨立的新國家的旗幟。

Today is Flag Day! On May 30, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a presidential proclamation declaring that June 14 be celebrated as the official Flag Day. Many Americans celebrate Flag Day by displaying the Red, White and Blue in front of homes and businesses. The day commemorates the adoption of the Stars and Stripes as the official flag of the United States.

Do you know the flag's history? According to American legend, in June 1776, George Washington commissioned Betsy Ross, a Philadelphia seamstress, to create a flag for the new nation in anticipation of a declaration of its independence.

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