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Flag Day

Jun 08, 2015

It's time to break out your American flag and fly it high because June 14th marks Flag Day in the United States. President Harry Truman officially declared Flag Day a holiday on August 3rd, 1949. Flag Day is said to have first been celebrated way back on June 14th, 1885, when schoolteacher BJ Cigrand had his class celebrate the flag's birthday. Read on for some fun Flag Day facts.

Flag Day Fun Facts

  • The first American flag was made in 1776 by a woman named Betsy Ross. At that time there were only 13 stars on the flag for the 13 states. The stars were meant to stand for, "13 stars, white in a blue field, representing a new Constellation."
  • The American flag today has 13 alternate red and white horizontal stripes which signify the first 13 confederate states of the country. There is also a blue square in the top left-hand corner with 50 stars. These signify the current 50 states.
  • The American flag inspired Francis Scott Key to write the poem "The Star Spangled Banner" on September 14, 1814. It later became the national anthem of the United States.
  • The white on the American flag stands for purity and innocence, the red for hardiness and valor and blue stands for vigilance, perseverance and justice.
  • Astronaut Neil Armstrong placed the flag on the moon on July 20, 1969. The Moon is the most remote place in which the American flag is displayed, although it can also be found at the North Pole and on top of Mount Everest.

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Laws of the Flag

  • No part of the flag is supposed to be used as a costume or athletic uniform. However, a flag patch may be attached to the uniform of military personnel, firemen, policemen and members of patriotic organizations.
  • The flag is not supposed to be used as a covering for a ceiling.
  • The flag should not be displayed on days when the weather is bad, except when an all-weather flag is displayed.
Have Your Say

Will you be celebrating Flag Day? Let us know by leaving a comment below!

 

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Fave Flag Day Activity? Vote!

  • Runnin' thru the streets waving a giant flag.
  • Chillin' at home with my family.
  • Having a huge barbeque with friends.
  • I don't usually celebrate Flag Day.

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Laura-Melina
Laura-Melina posted in Debating:
"simran88" wrote:   Also, why would the government and NASA lie about the shape if the earth? What would it give them?  They don't want you to know what's on the other side  [s:p/1fas]
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Laura-Melina
Laura-Melina posted in Random:
Enjoy your adult life then. I will miss you :-(  [s:p/1nus]
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simran88
simran88 posted in Debating:
"unicornsrule626" wrote: "Fire667" wrote: "unicornsrule626" wrote: I've already stated my opinion on this subject. I've proved through real evidence and facts that the earth is indeed flat.  Yes, it had indents and high elevation, such as mountains, but overall, it's flat. If you need an example, think of a pancake. The pancake itself is flat, but it can have bubbles (mountains) and indents (such as valleys).    I'm not here to try and change anyone's opinion, only to state my own. This isn't about opinions the earth is spherical and that's a fact. Countless evidence proves this and if you don't believe that evidence then you your self should leave your home and travel as far in one direction as you can go you will not meet a end. I said opinion so I didn't get attacked. I know the earth is flat. All the 'evidence' comes from NASA and the government, both of which have lied to us countless times. Just because the earth is flat doesn't mean there has to be an edge. Go drive to a beach or look up 'ocean' on google.  The horizon is flat and doesn't bend at all. How is that possible on a ball earth? Have you ever travelled in plane? The horizon is a little curved. So the reason you gave is obviously not true.  Also, why would the government and NASA lie about the shape if the earth? What would it give them? 
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brilliantstudent
6 DAYS TO GO ! 
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brilliantstudent
"Abbergrl" wrote: "brilliantstudent" wrote: It all looks so different when you look back ....... What do you mean by that though? @Abbergrl  well that's too deep so leave it ;D
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