In celebration of Flag Day (June 14th) we’re featuring this photo from the Oregon Historical Society. It shows David T. Mason and his family standing on their porch on the 4th of July 1922. The home is at 509 (Later 1525) SW Myrtle.
Flag Day commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States, which happened by resolution of the Second Continental Congress in 1777. The United States Army also celebrates the Army Birthday on this date; Congress adopted “the American continental army” after reaching a consensus position in the Committee of the Whole on June 14, 1775.
In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation that officially established June 14 as Flag Day; in August 1949, National Flag Day was established by an Act of Congress.
Flag Day is not an official federal holiday, however it is at the President’s discretion to officially proclaim the observance.
From the Oregon Historical Society:
As the steward of Oregon’s history, the Oregon Historical Society educates, informs, and engages the public through collecting, preserving, and interpreting the past . . . in other words, Oregon history matters.