By Senator Hayner
WHEREAS, On June fourteenth, seventeen hundred seventy-seven, the United States Congress adopted the stars and stripes as the flag of our then infant country; and
WHEREAS, John Adams, in introducing the bill for a national flag, proposed that our country adopt a design consisting of thirteen stripes representing the thirteen original colonies and a constellation of thirteen stars representing the union that these colonies had so recently formed; and
WHEREAS, June fourteenth, eighteen hundred seventy-seven, was first officially observed as Flag Day throughout the United States on the one hundredth anniversary of the flag's adoption; and
WHEREAS, President Wilson recognized Flag Day by signing a proclamation on May thirteenth, nineteen hundred sixteen; and
WHEREAS, On this day, we Americans so proudly display the flag at our homes and offices, on our public buildings, and in our schools in honor of the country and all of our citizens who have so faithfully served under this great symbol of freedom; and
WHEREAS, On this day, the citizens of Fairfield, Washington, are setting a laudable example of patriotism by celebrating their eighty-second Flag Day;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the Washington State Senate hereby recognizes June fourteenth, nineteen hundred ninety-one, as flag day and honors all of our citizens who have served this country under this great symbol of freedom; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That the Senate commends the patriotism of the citizens of Fairfield, Washington, and all other Washington communities that so faithfully celebrate Flag Day; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That the Secretary of the Senate immediately transmit copies of this resolution to the Sergeant-at-Arms of the Senate and to the Mayor of Fairfield, Washington.
I, Gordon A. Golob, Secretary of the Senate,
do hereby certify that this is a true and
correct copy of Senate Resolution 1991-8694,
adopted by the Senate June 14, 1991.
GORDON A. GOLOB
Secretary of the Senate