Flag Day by Meghan Akridge
What is Flag Day? • It commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States, which happened on June 14, 1777. • In the United States, Flag Day is celebrated on June 14. • The largest Flag Day parade is held every year in the state of New York.
The Week of June 14 is Designated as "National Flag Week." The government asks citizens to fly American flags during the week of June 14.
Changes in the American Flag 13 stars The number of stars on the American flag has changed over time. 48 stars 34 stars
Meaning of the Flag 50 stars stand for 50 states in the United States of America. 13 stripes stand for the 13 original colonies. Blue stands for justice and freedom. White stands for courage and purity. Red stands for courage and bloodshed.
How Can You Celebrate Flag Day? Fly a flag Wear a flag In your journal, write about a way you could celebrate flag day. Carry a flag