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Flag Day Fun and Fundamentals


June 14th is Flag Day in the United States. On this date, we fly Old Glory proudly, showing our true American colors.

This patriotic celebration marks the date of the adoption of the U.S. flag, which took place on June 14, 1777, in the Second Continental Congress. Delegates from all 13 colonies met in Philadelphia, adopting the First Flag Resolution on this date.

The first Flag Day observance was held at Stony Hill School in Waubeka, Wisconsin, in 1885. Schoolteacher Bernard J. Cigrand placed a small flag on his classroom desk before assigning his students to write essays on the American flag.

In 1949, U.S. President Harry Truman signed an Act of Congress, making June 14th the nation’s official Flag Day.

Check out these helpful Flag Day articles, penned by a variety of web writers.
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What does Flag Day mean?

The meaning of Flag Day and basic flag etiquette can be a little confusing, but taking a few minutes to learn the meaning of the day and how to fly Old Glory properly is always a great idea.

This article discusses the holiday of Flag Day, including its originals and how its currently celebrated across the US.

Here’s a look at three interesting books about Flag Day that were specifically written for kids.
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What are the proper rules of American flag etiquette?

In Honor of Flag Day – Linda StCyr
There are an abundance of rules to follow when dealing with the flag, this article lets you know which days to sail the flag at half staff. Here are several.

In Honor of Flag Day – Harriet Steinberg
We shall always honor our flag. We shall give special honor every year on June 14. Read up on more Flag Day facts.

Helpful hints for the proper and respectful display of the American flag. The arrival of summer marks the season for flag-flying - especially as Memorial Day, Flag Day and the Fourth of July roll around. Here are some important things to remember as you get out your American flag and proudly fly it this year.
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Looking for more Flag Day fun?

Flag Day Coloring Pages – Michelle M. Guilbeau
Flag Day is celebrated on June 14 in the United States, the day is a celebration of the adoption of the American Flag. An excellent and easy way to celebrate this monumental event with children is by offering free printable Flag Day coloring pages.

This American flag Popsicle stick craft is a terrific project for children and the hot days of summer are perfect opportunities for getting your kids involved in arts and crafts.

The free, printable Flag Day coloring pages can be used in conjunction with the proclamation President Wilson established in 1916 as a lesson in history.

Are you in the mood for Americana? Decorate your home, parade float or lawn chair with this crafty American flag banner, made from felt.

Easy Flag Day Craft for Kids – Donna Daniels
Flag Day is celebrated the first week of June, and it is a time when we should honor our United States of America flag. You can make a star mobile to help you celebrate Flag Day.
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Happy Flag Day on June 14th!
Image/s:  
1917 American Flag Day Poster
Public Domain/Wikipedia Commons

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