“‘Tis the Star Spangled Banner, Oh, long may it wave,
O’er the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave!”
This quote is from a Flag Day Poster that commemorated the 140th Flag Day on June 14, 1917.
The Second Continental Congress adopted the Flag of the United States on June 14, 1777. In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson established June 14th as Flag Day by proclamation, and in 1949, National Flag Day was established by an Act of Congress.
Citizens are encouraged to fly the American Flag on Flag Day. Many communities celebrate with parades and special events. Check your community for local events near you.
Flag Day Activities:
Math problem: If June 14, 1917, was the 140th birthday of the Stars and Stripes, how old is the Stars and Stripes this year?
Use these Flag Day Activity Pages for your celebration and to learn about Flag Day. This is a good time to practice writing and saying the Pledge of Allegiance.