Flag Day 2018 is on Thursday, June 14, 2018: Whats the history of Flag Day?
Thursday, June 14, 2018 is Flag Day 2018. A flag day is a flag-related holiday—either a day designated for flying a certain flag (such as a national flag), or a day set aside to celebrate a historical event such as a nation's adoption of its flag.
A flag day is a flag-related holiday—either a day designated for flying a certain flag (such as a national flag), or a day set aside to celebrate a historical event such as a nation's adoption of its flag.
In the United States, Flag Day is celebrated on June 14. It commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States, which happened on that day in 1777 by resolution of the Second Continental Congress.
In the United States, Flag Day is celebrated on June 14. It commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States, which happened that day by resolution of the Second Continental Congress in 1777.
In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation that officially established June 14 as Flag Day; in August 1949, National Flag Day was established by an Act of Congress.
Flag Day is not an official federal holiday, though on June 14, 1937, Pennsylvania became the first (and only) U.S. state to celebrate Flag Day as a state holiday.
The largest Flag Day parade is held annually in Troy, New York, which typically draws 50,000 spectators.
Observance of Flag Day
The Betsy Ross HouseThe week of June 14 is designated as "National Flag Week." During National Flag Week, the president will issue a proclamation urging U.S. citizens to fly the American flag for the duration of that week. The flag should also be displayed on all Government buildings. Some organizations hold parades and events in celebration of America's national flag and everything it represents.
The National Flag Day Foundation holds an annual observance for Flag Day on the second Sunday in June. The program includes a ceremonial raising of the flag, recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance, singing of the National Anthem (The Star-spangled Banner), a parade and more.
The Betsy Ross House, has long been the site of Philadelphia's observance of Flag Day.
what is flag day?
INFO ON FLAG DAY:
THE U.S. FLAG CODE:
(in the website above, you can find information on Flag disposal in TITLE 4, CHAPTER 1, Sec. 8(k))
It says: "The flag, when it is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem for display, should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning"
PROPER FLAG FOLDING:
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who,s knows what flag day is an whats it about?
Flag Day is to honor the Star and Stripes. The first Flag Day in America was observed on June 14, 1877. In 1894 a Flag Day Association was formed in Chicago. The Association named the 3rd Saturday in June as Flag Day, but two years later the date returned to June 145h, it being the actual anniversary of the day the America Flag was adopted.