June 14, 2012

Fun Flag Facts for Flag Day

     Flag Day is the official birthday of the U.S. flag.  It was on June 14, 1777 that the Continental Congress approved the flag design which was 13 alternating red and white stripes with a union of 13 white stars on a blue field.

If you have a flag that is so worn it is no longer fit to fly, you should know that Flag Day is when many American Legion Posts will conduct a dignified flag burning ceremony.
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Did you know...
  • The flag is flown upside down only as a distress signal.
  • Flag Day is not a federal holiday. 
  • A foreign flag should be flown on its own pole and be the same size as the U.S. flag.
  • The flag of one nation may not be displayed above that of another nation when flown together.
  • When a flag passes in a procession, you should face the flag and salute.

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