Martinsville, Virginia


Flag Day to be Celebrated

By: John Phillips - President, Martinsville - Henry County Historical Society

June 9, 2022

Family Fun, History

Flag Day to be Celebrated

The Martinsville-Henry County Flag Day Ceremony will be held on Tuesday, June 14, 2022, at 2:00 P.M., on the Historic Henry County Courthouse Plaza.

An annual tradition of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), this year’s event is being organized by the Joseph Martin DAR Chapter. Partnering organizations include the Patrick Henry DAR Chapter, the Martinsville-Henry County Historical Society, and the Colonel George Waller Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution. In addition to the traditional agenda components, the afternoon program will consist of readings and essays about the U. S. Flag. The National Anthem will be sung as a group by everyone in attendance.

On June 14, 1777, the Second Continental Congress took a break from writing the Articles of Confederation and passed a resolution stating that “the flag of the United States be 13 stripes, alternate red and white,” and that “the union be 13 stars, white in a blue field, representing a new constellation.” In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson marked the anniversary of that decree by officially establishing June 14 as Flag Day.

In the event of inclement weather, the ceremony will be inside the Historic Henry County Courthouse which is fully handicap accessible. More information is available at If you have any questions, please contact Susan Kanode, Event Chair, at 276-340-0819.