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Flag Day is celebrated on the June 14 every year, and commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States. In 1777, the second continental congress passed a resolution stating that “the flag of the thirteen United States be thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new constellation”. George Washington’s troops now had a new, unified flag to represent their cause. Up until then, the colonists fighting the British fought under their own flags.

Flag Day was officially proclaimed by President Woodrow Wilson in 1916, and National Flag Day was established by congress in 1949. Although Flag Day is not an official federal holiday, it is an observance and a day for us to reflect on the history of our flag and what it means.

How To Celebrate Flag Day

Celebrate Flag Day by learning more about the history of the flag of the United States. Study the changes it has undergone, as the United States expanded into a continental nation. Learn how to fold a flag properly, and other flag etiquette. Learn more about Betsy Ross, and her role in the creation of the flag.

Although the Betsy Ross narrative is the popular version of the story, strong evidence points to Francis Hopkinson, a patriot, naval flag designer and founding father who briefly represented the state of New Jersey in the Continental Congress. In 1780, he billed the Continental Congress a quater barrel of wine for his design of “The Flag of the United States of America” and “A Great Seal of the United States of America, with a Reverse, ” among other devices. In case you're wondering, the government never did compensate him. This is perhaps the only actual evidence we have as to who designed the flag. Scholars, as well as the The Flag Manufacturers Association of America now credit Francis Hopkinson as the designer of the American flag. You can read more in this National Geographic article.

Francis Hopkinson's papers explaining his designs for the early U.S. government were lost until Harvard doctoral student George E. Hastings rediscovered them at the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., in 1917. Hastings' biography of Hopkinson, titled “The Life and Works of Francis Hopkinson” (Univ. of Chicago Press), was published in 1926. Celebrate #FlagDay
Acknowledgements: Earl P. Williams, Jr. U.S. flag historian

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When is flag day 2022?Tuesday, June 14, 2022
When is flag day 2023?Wednesday, June 14, 2023
When is flag day 2024?Friday, June 14, 2024
When is flag day 2025?Saturday, June 14, 2025
When is flag day 2026?Sunday, June 14, 2026
When is flag day 2027?Monday, June 14, 2027
When is flag day 2028?Wednesday, June 14, 2028
When is flag day 2029?Thursday, June 14, 2029
When is flag day 2030?Friday, June 14, 2030
When is flag day 2031?Saturday, June 14, 2031
When is flag day 2032?Monday, June 14, 2032