The following is a guest post by Bacilio Mendez II, an intern in the Public Services Division of the Law Library of Congress.
We, the authors of the In Custodia Legis blog, would like to apologize. In all our excitement over Live Tweeting the 15th Wickersham Award Ceremony celebrating the Honorable Justice John Paul Stevens of the United States Supreme Court and William C. Burton, Esq. this past Monday, June 13, 2011 we neglected to acknowledge the passing of Flag Day on Tuesday, June 14th.
To make amends for this oversight, we offer you this representation of Betsy Ross showing off the fruits of her labor to George Washington as our Pic of the Week.
Flag Day, of course, commemorates the Second Continental Congress approving the design of a “flag of the ||thirteen|| United States,” on June 14, 1777. However, we as a country did not recognize June 14th as Flag Day until a presidential proclamation made by Woodrow Wilson was signed in 1916.