(June 14) Today we're celebrating. . .  Flag Day / National Flag Day USA


Flag Day
By Presidential Proclamation; honors and celebrates our flag, our country, and our heritage.

I urge all Americans to observe Flag Day and National Flag Week by flying the Stars and Stripes from their homes and other suitable places. I also call upon the people of the United States to observe with pride and all due ceremony those days from Flag Day through Independence Day, also set aside by the Congress (89 Stat. 211), as a time to honor America, to celebrate our heritage in public gatherings and activities, and to publicly recite the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America.*

National Flag Day USA: Pause for Pledge
All Americans are asked to pause at 7PM EST to share a moment of nationwide patriotism.

*Presidential Proclamation – Flag Day and National Flag Week, 2007

Related link: Independence Day on the Net – U.S. Flag Etiquette



2 Responses to “(June 14) Today we're celebrating. . .  Flag Day / National Flag Day USA”

  1. Elisa Says:

    Hey Louie, which president actually made today Flag Day? you didn’t say and we were curious?

  2. louiev Says:

    >which president actually made today Flag Day?

    On June 14, 1777 John Adams introduced a resolution making the Stars and Stripes the official flag. In 1916 Woodrow Wilson issued the first Presidential Proclamation for a “Flag Day.”

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