Flag Day
June 14, 2016
Flag Day

Our flag stirs emotions deep inside of us It means many things. As we celebrate Flag Day, here are some facts about how it began.
  • June 14, 1777 Congresses of the United States adopt the Stars and Stripes as the flag of the Union.
  • June 14, 1885 Young educator 19 year old Bernard J. Cigard displayed a 10inch, 38 star flag in a bottle on his desk. He assigned essays to his students detailing the significance of the American Flag.
  • May 30, 1916 At age 50, after decades of campaigning by Bernard J. Cigard, President Wilson signed a proclamation calling for a nationwide observation of Flag Day.
  • May 1949 President Truman signs act of Congress designating the 14th day of June be National Flag Day
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When Flying Old Glory
  • The flag should always be clean and untattered.  Designated groups have been allowed the responsibility of burning flags no longer suitable for display.
  • The flag is flown upside down only as a distress signal.
  • The flag should never touch the ground or any other object.
  • The flag should never be used as a covering or receptacle, written on, or altered in any manner.
  • The flag should only be flown between sunrise and sunset.  If flown at night it should be illuminated.
  • The flag should only be flown from the peak of the staff. 
  • The flag should be raised briskly and lowered slowly. 
  • The American flag is always flown at the peak of any staff that has other flags.  It must also be the largest.
  • The American flag should be saluted as it is being raised and lowered.