Thirteen stars and thirteen stripes. It was on this day, June 14, 1777, that the Second Continental Congress chose this as the flag of the United States. In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson signed a proclamation making this day "National Flag Day." It was also on this day in 1954 that President Dwight Eisenhower signed the act of Congress that added the phrase "One Nation Under God" to the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag. Eisenhower stated: "From this day forward ... millions of ... school children will daily proclaim ... the dedication of our nation ... to the Almighty."