Flag Day is celebrated on June 14 of every year. Flag Day is a day chosen for flying a specific flag like a national flag. It is commonly classified in National statutes, however, in some countries, the decree by the head of state can also order a Flag day. The statute and also decrees may define locations where flags flew, and they have flown like full- or half-staff. Alternatively, custom may prevail. Our flag is the delegate of our independence and our unity as a nation. One nation, under God, unified. Our flag has a proud and noble history. It was the lead of every battle fought by Americans. Many people have died shielding it. It even stands insolently on the surface of the moon.
“Patriotism is supporting your country all the time and your government when it deserves it.” – Mark Twain
History of the day
The Fourth of July was traditionally commemorated as Flag’s birthday, but the idea of an annual day especially celebrating the Flag is believed to have first begun in 1885. BJ Cigrand, a schoolteacher, arranged for the followers in the Fredonia, Wisconsin Public School, District 6, to recognize June 14 the 108th anniversary of the official adoption of The Stars and Stripes as ‘Flag Birthday.’ In numerous magazines and newspaper reports and public addresses over the following years, Cigrand continued to enthusiastically advocate the devotion of June 14 as ‘Flag Birthday,’ or ‘Flag Day.’
Following the presentation of Colonel J Granville Leach at the time historian of the Pennsylvania Society, the Pennsylvania Society of Colonial Dames on April 25, 1893, affirmed a resolution demanding the mayor of Philadelphia and administration, and all private citizens to display the Flag on June 14th. Leach went on to recommend that after that the day is known as ‘Flag Day.‘
Other Celebrations on June 14
June 14 is also celebrated as
How to Celebrate the day
Celebrating Flag Day is the best way to mark the Flag, as a way to learn the values the flag stands for. Unity of the seven emirates, of course, and also the unity of the tribes of the region. The country has consecrated blood and treasure to free Yemen, and it has done so because of a belief in the meaning of standing shoulder-to-shoulder with our neighbors and brothers. You can share on social media by using the hashtag #HappyFlagDay.
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1. Scholars now credit Francis Hopkinson as the designer of the American flag. (Source: Leepson, Marc. “Flag: An American Biography.” St. Martin’s Griffin. 2005. p. 33.)
2. The Flag Manufacturers Association of America (FMAA) issued the following Tweet on February 4, 2021:
[email protected]_USA – Feb 4
#FlagFact: The designer of the American flag was Francis Hopkinson, a signer of the Declaration of Independence as a delegate from New Jersey.
Submitted by Earl P. Williams, Jr., U.S. flag historian (paleovexillologist)