Flag Day Facts (A United States Holiday)
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All About Flag Day
Date of Flag Day:
Flag Day is always observed on June 14 every year but the day of the week is different every year.
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Reason We Celebrate Flag Day:
- To honor the Flag of the United States
Observance of Flag Day:
- The president issues a proclamation urging citizens of the United States to display the flag. Most Government buildings also display the flag.
- Parades are held. Ceremonies are held. The Pledge of Allegiance is recited and the National Anthem (The Star-Spangled Banner) is sung.
- Notable Flag Day Observances:
National Flag Day Foundation holds annual observance for Flag Day on the second Sunday in June.
Betsy Ross House holds a celebration every year in Philadelphia.
Quincy Massachusetts Flag Day Parade is the the oldest running Flag Day parade in the nation.
Troy New York's Flag Day Parade is the nation's largest parade.
History of Flag Day
- On June 14, 1777 the Continental Congress adopted Betsy Ross's flag design as the Flag for the United States.
- Some school teachers and cities observed Flag Day as early as 1861.
- May 30, 1916 - Woodrow Wilson established Flag Day by proclamation.
- August 3, 1949 - President Truman signed an Act of Congress designating June 14 as National Flag Day.
- Flag Day is not an official federal holiday.
Flag Day Fun
Printable American Flag Coloring Page
Printable American Flags