What is Flag Day?

According to Flags.com, the stars and stripes are on display today in honor of Flag Day, an American holiday dedicated to the world’s most recognizable national banner.

What is Flag Day?

Flag Day, celebrated every June 14, commemorates the day the stars and stripes were officially adopted as the official U.S. flag in 1777.

While most Americans won’t get a day off work, mail will still be delivered, and there won’t be a BBQ; Flag Day is worth noting and remembering each year.

How did Flag Day come to be?

Congress created our national flag by commemorating Betsy Ross’ creation of the stars and stripes. We honor that day each year on June 14 since Congress declared the holiday on Aug. 3, 1949.

Who designed the American flag?

According to History.com, the design of the American flag is a subject of historical debate. This intriguing history is a testament to the evolution of our nation and its symbols.

What does the American flag represent?

The American flag, a symbol of our nation’s unity and resilience, is a unique design. It consists of thirteen equal horizontal stripes of red (top and bottom) alternating with white, symbolizing the original thirteen British colonies. The blue rectangle, known as the union, or a canton in vexillology terms, bears fifty small, white, five-pointed stars arranged in nine offset horizontal rows representing the 50 U.S. states. This design is a testament to our history and growth.

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