Happy Flag Day!
Americans can enjoy four special days set aside specifically to honor our country and veterans.
Flag Day, being one of these, commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States on June 14, 1777.
The first celebration of the U.S. Flag’s birthday was held in 1877 on the 100th anniversary of the Flag Resolution of 1777.
In 1916, the anniversary of the Flag Resolution of 1777 became a nationally observed event by a proclamation by President Woodrow Wilson.
Although it is not a federal holiday, it is observed in communities across our great nation.
Flag Day is about taking time to reflect on our freedoms and the principles of our great nation…for which that flag stands.
How can you celebrate Flag Day?
Enter The National Flag Day Foundation‘s essay contest (for students grade 3-12). The essay topic is “What the American Flag Means to ME”, prizes are awarded for each age group.
Learn, or teach your kids about flag etiquette. The American Legion offers educational comic books on the flag and our country. Curl up on the couch and read one together!
Sing the National Anthem loud and proud! In the shower or in public (I promise no-one will stare)!
Rock out with a Patriotic Playlist, dance like no-one is watching!
Make a patriotic craft. Get the whole family involved and get a little red, white and blue paint on your hands!
And last, but certainly not least, show your pride for our great country by hoisting up Old Glory yourself!
However you celebrate, take a moment to remember the flag is a representation of who we are. Of Hope. Of Opportunity. Of Freedom. Of Honor.
Tell us how you celebrate!