Flags symbolize countries’ values, beliefs, and history and convey a specific message. The American Flag speaks to liberty, civil rights, and freedom. To appreciate the U.S. flag’s importance, National Flag Day is celebrated every year on the day the United States approved its Flag in 1777 – June 14.
When Is National Flag Day?
National Flag Day is celebrated on June 14 of every year. The next National Flag Day falls on Wednesday, June 14, 2023.
Here are some of the most frequently asked questions and facts to help you understand this day and its observances.
How was National Flag Day started?
Bernard J. CiGrand, in 1885, asked his students to write an essay on the importance of the American Flag. Impressed by the results, he spent the next fifty years in support of making Flag Day a national holiday. However. Congress accepted the suggestion in 1949, 17 years after the death of CiGrand.
Is National Flag Day a Federal Holiday?
Even though it is a national holiday, only the people of Pennsylvania get a day off on National Flag Day.
Who created the American Flag?
Betsy Ross was hired by the group that made the US flag and contributed significantly towards it. However, there have been other variations over the years, which were created by others.
Does the US have a war flag?
Just like most other countries, the United States does have two flags, a “Peace Flag” and a “War Flag,” with the latter used only during wartime or when the country is under military rule.
History of the U.S. Flag – YouTube Video
The National Flag Day Foundation was formed to spread awareness regarding the national holiday.
The American Flag design wasn’t made official until 1912.
American Flag has also been nicknamed “Stars and Stripes.”
The thirteen stripes of the American Flag represent the original thirteen colonies, while the colors of these stripes stand for valor, justice, and innocence. The stars, on the other hand, represent the fifty separate, united Nations.
The Flag changed 27 times, with the last change in 1960 included the 50th state of Hawaii.
The largest National Flag Day parade is held In Troy, New York, where almost 50,000 people attend every year. Similar crowds come out in Quincy, Massachusetts, and Three Oaks, Michigan.
The exact shades of the colors of the Flag’s elements were standardized in 1934.
While Federal law suggests that the Flag should only be displayed from sunrise to sunset, if proper illumination for the Flag is added, it can be shown for all 24 hours.
The current design was not made professionally but instead chosen in a contest in 1958 by President Dwight D. Eisenhower. This one was suggested by Rober G. Heft of Lancaster, Ohio, a 17-year-old high school student, and was chosen out of 1,500 submissions.
Formed in 1960, the current flag design has lasted the longest.
If a flag is damaged beyond repair, it needs to be burned with dignity, preferably in flag burnings on Memorial Day or the Fourth of July.
By far, six American flags have made it to the moon, with the first hoisted by Neil Armstrong.
Where was the Flag of the USA first hoisted?
On the pole.
What did the Flag say to the pole?
Nothing, he just waved.
What’s the best-rated Flag?
The US, it has fifty stars!.
How did the Founding Fathers decide on our country’s Flag?
I guess they took a flag poll!
How is a flag like Santa Claus?
They both hang out at the pole!
National Flag Day Quotes
The American Flag is the symbol of our freedom, national pride, and history.
To survive in peace and harmony, united and strong, we must have one people, one nation, one Flag.
Our Flag is not just one of many political points of view. Rather, the Flag is a symbol of our national unity.
The American Flag is the most recognized symbol of freedom and democracy in the world.
The American Flag represents all of us and all the values we hold sacred.
Every day in school, we said the pledge to the Flag, ‘with liberty and justice for all,’ and I believed all that.
You are the makers of the Flag, and it is well that your glory in the making.
Franklin Knight Lane
I believe our Flag is more than just cloth and ink. It is a universally recognized symbol that stands for liberty and freedom.
Our Flag means all that our fathers meant in the Revolutionary War.
Henry Ward Beecher
Flag Instagram Captions
- Red, White & Blue.
- May freedom forever fly!
- Being American is an honor!
- Every Flag has a history that deserves to be heard.
- Fly it proud!
- The Flag that flies gloriously in the wind.
- With liberty and justice for all!
- Hold it with pride!
- I feel proud when we see our national flag unfurling before us.
- The Flag of our country reminds us to stand up and be strong!
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