National Flag Day, June 14, commemorates the day in 1777 when the Second Continental Congress adopted the national flag of the United States of America.
How did Flag Day begin?
If Americans can fly their flag every day of the year, why is a Flag Day necessary?
Americans can fly the flag every day of the year, but June 14 is a special day of observance.
What are the rules of etiquette for displaying and caring for the U.S. flag?
Public Law 94-344, known as the Federal Flag Code, identifies rules for displaying and caring for the U.S. flag.
Here are a few of the common sense rules to show respect for the flag.
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What do Americans do on Flag Day?
Parades, ceremonies, and festivities in honor of the day are all possible. But most of all, Americans proudly fly the U.S. flag!
The flag's fifty stars--one for each state in the Union--and thirteen stripes--one for each of the original thirteen states--are a living reminder of the sacrifice and hard work required to build and maintain a representative democracy, a democratic republic which
That's a big order.
Americans haven't gotten it perfect. But we keep trying.
The flag is a symbol of those who have gone before us, those who will come after us, and, today, for the duty of each of us to make our nation a more perfect Union.
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Lynne Schall is the author of Cloud County Persuasion and Women's Company - The Minerva Girls. She and her family live in Kansas, USA, where she is working on a sequel to her second novel, Cloud County Persuasion.