National Flag Day -June 14

Gwen Weeks

Gwen Weeks, Writer

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June 14th is Flag Day. Flag Day is a celebration of the American flag that occurs each year on the anniversary of the flag’s official adoption. It celebrates the day when the flag of the United States was adopted by the Congress as the emblem of the Union. On National Flag Day, Americans show respect for the U.S. Flag and what it represents.  

 

Representing independence and unity, the Star Spangled Banner has become a powerful symbol of Americanism and is flown proudly. Each color of the flag represents a certain meaning; white for purity and innocence, red for valor and hardiness, and blue for vigilance, perseverance, and justice

 

Flag Day was first celebrated in 1877—on the flag’s 100th birthday—and continues today. On June 14, raise your flag and fly it proudly.