June 14: Flag Day in the United States

In the United States, we remember June 14 as Flag Day to commemorate the anniversary of the Continental Congress’s decision on June 14, 1777, that our new nation should have its own flag.

Lots more info about the history of our flag and Flag Day:

Flag Timeline (Independence Hall Association)

History of the American Flag (PBS)

Fast Flag Facts (History.com)

The Origins of Flag Day (U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs)

Flag Day (U.S. Publications)

Deconstructing History: American Flag (History.com)

The next video is 13 minutes long, but it’s informative and very well done by the National Constitution Center.

What does Flag Day mean to you? How do you observe it?


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