Residents reflect on stars and stripes on Flag Day

Today may not be a national holiday, but it is a special day to honor our country's stars and stripes.

Today, June 14th, is Flag Day.

It commemorates the adoption of the flag in the United States, which took place on June 14th, 1777.

Back in 1916, President Wilson issued a proclamation establishing today as Flag Day.

And in 1949, an act of Congress established today as National Flag Day.

Many residents we spoke with this afternoon say they didn't know today was Flag Day, but they aren't shy about showing their support for the stars and stripes.

"The American flag just reminds me of freedom. What our families and friends fought for. The reason that we have the liberties that we have today" said Hailey Krumland, Kennewick resident.

"It's just a symbol of who we are. Our pride and our freedom, and just my country" said Jeannette Vallejos, Kennewick resident.

So far, there have been 27 versions of the American flag.

However, it hasn't changed since 1960, when the 50th star for Hawaii was added.