Saturday, June 12, 2021

2021 Flag Day!

Flag Day is a day set aside to teach and remember the history and these customs and traditions.
In June we celebrate the anniversary of our flag. Many Americans celebrate Flag Day by displaying the flag in front of homes and businesses. The day commemorates the adoption of the Stars and Stripes as the official flag of the United States. It is celebrated on June 14 when it  commemorated the adoption of the flag on June 14, 1777, by the Second Continental Congress! 

 While there are many customs and traditions surrounding the American Flag, we have to be responsible citizens and be knowledgeable of the flag etiquette.

When the American flag is flown at night it must be illuminated. It should never be flown in bad weather. Did you know it can only be flown upside down to signal distress? It must be raised quickly and lowered slowly, AND no other flag can be placed above it. The flag should be flown during school days and it’s not true that the flag must be burned if it touches the ground. However, the flag must be burned if it’s damaged and is no longer suitable for flying.
So Let it forever fly over the land of the free and the home of the brave.


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