Christine Rousselle

Yesterday was Flag Day, a celebration of the United States flag. Flag Day has been observed in some capacity since 1885, and has been a designated federal holiday on June 14 of each year since 1949.

I therefore suggest and request that throughout the nation and if possible in every community the fourteenth day of June be observed as FLAG DAY with special patriotic exercises, at which means shall be taken to give significant expression to our thoughtful love of America, our comprehension of the great mission of liberty and justice to which we have devoted ourselves as a people, our pride in the history and our enthusiasm for the political programme of the nation, our determination to make it greater and purer with each generation, and our resolution to demonstrate to all the world its, vital union in sentiment and purpose, accepting only those as true compatriots who feel as we do the compulsion of this supreme allegiance.

The official Twitter account of the Democrat party, @TheDemocrats, sent out this tweet yesterday to mark their celebration of Flag Day:

While the child in the tweet is quite cute, there's one teeny-tiny issue: that's not a picture of the American flag. While the flag has changed considerably throughout the years, there has never been a version that included a blue stripe as opposed to a blue field.

Twitter took notice of this error:

It is currently unclear as to which flag the child was actually holding.


Christine Rousselle

Christine Rousselle is a web editor with Townhall.com. Follow her on Twitter at @crousselle.

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