In 1949, President Harry Truman signed legislation proclaiming June 14 as Flag Day to honor the United States flag and to commemorate the flag’s adoption by the Second Continental Congress on June 14, 1777. The flag of the United States reflects the country’s heritage of liberty and embodies the American virtues of bravery, justice, and loyalty. Each year, Flag Day is an opportunity to honor this timeless national emblem.
Residents are encouraged to fly their flags on Friday, June 14 in observation of Flag Day. Flags that need to be retired may be dropped off year round in the designated container in the lobby of the Municipal Center, 10 S. Municipal Drive, Sugar Grove. Flags are collected by the Sugar Grove American Legion for proper disposal.