Celebrations and Holidays

Flag Day – June 14th, 2021

As we look back, I remember how important Flag Day was in my elementary schools. I went to 4 elementary schools back in the day and there was never a time when Flag Day was not made a day of importance. What about you?

Today is FLAG DAY. Flag Day is celebrated on June 14th and it commemorates the adoption of the American flag by resolution of the Second Continental Congress in 1777. Flag Day is a nationwide observance today, but Pennsylvania is the only state that recognizes it as a legal holiday.

The flag should never touch anything beneath it, such as the ground, the floor, water, or merchandise. The flag should never be carried flat or horizontally, but always aloft and free. The flag should never be fastened, displayed, used, or stored so that it might be easily torn, soiled, or damaged in any way. In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation that officially established June 14 as Flag Day; on August 3, 1949, National Flag Day was established by an Act of Congress. Flag Day is not an official federal holiday. Title 36 of the United States Code, Subtitle I, Part A, CHAPTER 1, § 110[6] is the official statute on Flag Day; however, it is at the president’s discretion to officially proclaim the observance. On June 14, 1937, Pennsylvania became the first U.S. state to celebrate Flag Day as a state holiday, beginning in the town of Rennerdale. New York Statutes designate the second Sunday in June as Flag Day, a state holiday.

Today we celebrate this wonderful Flag of ours that symbolizes, love and sacrifice and well as this wonderful, crazy country of ours. HAPPY FLAG DAY!