Uncle Sam Day | September 13
Wed Sep 13th

Uncle Sam Day

The United States honors Uncle Sam Day on September 13th. The day honors the man behind the iconic image and enthralling nickname for the United States government, who was born on September 13, 1766.


Sam Wilson, a meatpacker from New York, was born on September 12, 1766, and sold barrels of meat to soldiers during the war of 1812. Wilson prominently stamped "U.S." on the barrels to identify the meat for shipment. The soldiers were not long before the soldiers dubbed the grub a gift from Uncle Sam. As such nicknames tend to do, its fame has soared.

Uncle Sam's first illustration is unlike the one we see today. The young government representative (a starred bandana on his head and sporting a striped vest) is depicted dividing up Virginia like a butcher, according to Harper's Weekly in 1861. Uncle Sam's image would change over the years.

We're grateful to German-born illustrator and cartoonist Thomas Nast for bringing the long-legged Uncle Sam to us. The Uncle Sam debut in Harper's Weekly included top hat and striped pants. He had several problems with Nast as his illustrator, and he had to deal with him as his illustrator. Boss Tweed, Union recruitment, and Reconstruction were among the issue areas covered.

Uncle Sam acquired some color during the modern era. The United States Army awarded Montgomery Flagg with the artwork for the familiar portrait used in the "I Want You For The United States Army" campaign during World War I, which appeared on the front of Leslie's Weekly, an illustrated literary and news newspaper.

How to celebrate uncle sam day on uncle sam day

Sam Wilson, the War of 1812, and Uncle Sam's use throughout history explores the past. Other American symbols include the United States' emblem. To post on social media, use the hashtag #UncleSamDay.

Uncle sam day events in the United States sam day's history

In honor of Samuel Wilson's birth, President George H. Bush declared Uncle Sam Day to be September 13, 1989. Wilson lived and worked in Troy, New York, where it coincided with the bicentennial celebration of the City of Troy, New York, where Wilson lived and worked. The President was appointed by the City of Troy.

Congress officially named Uncle Sam as a permanent symbol of American strength and idealism on September 7, 1961, 1961, through concurrent resolutions.

Q. When did Uncle Sam first get a beard? In a comic published in 1856, artist Thomas Nast drew Uncle Sam with a beard.

Q. What are some other patriotic U.S. symbols?

A. The United States is recognized by several of its patriotic symbols, including A. The United States is recognized by several of its national symbols, including several of its patriotic icons.

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