Flag Day, is a day for all Americans to celebrate and show respect for our flag, its designers and makers. Our flag is representative of our independence and our unity as a nation.
* Congress officially adopted the Stars and Stripes as the nation's flag on June 14, 1777
and has since been modified 26 times. Today's 50-star flag, created in 1960, has been
in use the longest.
* The stripes represent the 13 original colonies.
* The 50 stars represent the number of states.
* The colors of the flag have meaning, as well: Red symbolizes Hardiness and Valor;
White symbolizes Purity and Innocence; Blue represents Vigilance, Perseverance and
* The flag should be displayed from sunrise to sunset. If the flag is displayed at night it
should be illuminated.
* Never allow the flag to touch the ground or the floor.
* When displayed on a wall or window the union (stars) should be in the upper left
* The flag should be raised quickly and lowered ceremoniously.
* The flag is often flown at half-staff to show respect for someone who's died. When
flown at half-staff, the flag should be raised to the top for an instant and then
lowered to the half-staff position. The flag should also be raised to the top before it is
lowered at the end of the day.
Happy Flag Day
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