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Opinion: United States flag is deserving of respect

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Whether the American flag is snapping in the wind at the top of a tall flag pole or clutched in a child’s hand as it’s waved at a parade, the sight of the three-colored cloth invokes a sense of pride for young and old.

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Americans celebrate Flag Day on June 14, a day that was first proclaimed by President Wilson in 1916 to honor the nation’s symbol, and a day President Truman made official with legislation signed in 1949.

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