Honorary Chicago celebrates Flag Days!
BE IT RESOLVED, That We, the Mayor, and the members of the Chicago City Council assembled this twenty-ninth day of March, 2017 celebrate the centennial of our flag by designating the fourth day of April as "Chicago Flag Day" in the City of Chicago.
Chicago Flag Day - April 4th
Whereas, the United States of America celebrates the adoption of the stars and stripes design by Betsy Ross on June 14, 1777; the year after independence was won from the British.
US Flag Day - June 14th
Whereas, the State of Illinois adopted it's official flag, a variation of the official Illinois State Seal, on July 6, 1915. Lucy Durwent, of the Rockford Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, was the winner of the Illinois State Flag design competition sponsored by the DAR.