Flag Day June 14

 


Flag Day celebrates the adoption of the flag as the offical symbol for the United States. The American Flag was first recognized by Congress on June 14, 1977. In 1885, an offical Flag Day to commemorate this was suggested by a Wisconsin teacher, but it was not until 1916 that President Woodrow Wilson officially decreed June 14 would offically be a day to celebrate Old Glory!

Since 1777, the American Flag has been modified a number of times, with each new state, a star was added. The American Flag has been a source of pride and inspiration for countless Americans, has flown all around the world and was even photographed on the moon in 1969.

While flying the flag is generally an act of patriotism, it is important to ensure one is adhering to Flag Code. Never use the flag as decoration or as clothing, never letting it touch the ground and never tying it back - it must fly free. Additionally, “The flag should never have placed upon it, nor on any part of it, nor attached to it any mark, insignia, letter, word, figure, design, pictur, or drawing of any nature. The flag should never be used as a receptacle for receiving, holding, carrying, or delivering anything,” in accordance with U.S. Flag Code.


Show your Americanism, Patriotism, or pride for your country by flying your American flag on June 14!

 

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