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On June 14, 1777, Congress adopted the Stars and Stripes as the national flag of the United States. We commemorate Flag Day this year by highlighting memorable moments in the flag's history.
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Congressman Allen West (R. Fla), salutes the American flag on the wreck of the Ancient Mariner in the waters off Pompano Beach, Fla. on June 12, 2011. Congressman West took part in a SCUBA dive, conducting an Underwater Ceremonial American Flag Tribute. The Congressman, an avid SCUBA diver, was also on hand to celebrate "Learn to Dive" month, while diving with US veterans and members of the Diveheart Group. .UPI/Joe Marino
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