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Flag Day is not an official federal holiday but is celebrated every year on June 14th in parades and festivals to honor the American Flag. President Woodrow Wilson set June 14 as Flag Day in 1916, but it was never passed as a holiday by Congress. Keep reading for more information on Flag Day. For more information on Flag Day read the fact file below or download our comprehensive worksheet pack to utilise within the classroom or home environment.
- Flag Day occurs on June 14th every year, but it is not an official federal holiday.
- Even though it is not a federal holiday, many cities and towns hold festivals and parades to honor the American Flag.
- Flag Day was originally the celebration of the adoption of United States Flag.
- In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson is recorded as officially setting June 14, as Flag Day. Even with Wilson’s act, on a federal level the holiday was not passed by Congress.
- Flag Day honors the American Flag and all its traditions. Historically, the story that Betsy Ross created the first flag has been passed down through the generations. However, it is actually believed that a United States Congressman named Francis Hopkinson created the first flag.
- The design of the American Flag was not made official until 1912. At that time, a governmental order adopted the current design.
- The nickname for the American Flag is the “Stars and Stripes.”
- The thirteen stripes on the flag represent the thirteen original colonies and the colors of the stripes, red and white, stand for the courage and purity of our nation. The stars stand for the fifty separate but united States of our nation.
- Over the past years the flag has changed 27 times. The last change was on July 4, 1960 to include the 50th state, Hawaii.
- There are many customs and traditions surrounding the American Flag. Flag Day is a day set aside to teach and remember the history and these customs and traditions.
Flag Day Worksheets
This bundle contains 11 ready-to-use Flag Day Worksheets that are perfect for students who want to learn more about Flag Day which is not an official federal holiday but is celebrated every year on June 14th in parades and festivals to honor the American Flag. President Woodrow Wilson set June 14 as Flag Day in 1916, but it was never passed as a holiday by Congress.
Download includes the following worksheets:
- Flag Day Facts
- The Stars and Stripes
- The Designer
- Other American Symbols
- Mapping the United States
- The Second Continental Congress
- All About Flags
- Flag Day Crossword
- Do’s and Don’ts
- Flag Day Celebration
- The Spirit of Nationalism
Frequently Asked Questions
What is special about Flag Day?
The United States celebrates Flag Day on June 14th to commemorate the approval of the design for its first national flag in 1777.
What does a flag symbolize?
Flying the national flag is a sign of patriotism and pride. It shows that you are loyal to your country and believe in its future. Flying the flag is a positive affirmation of your commitment to your nation.
Who invented Flag Day?
Although two presidents had previously established National Flag Day, it wasn’t until 1949 that Congress finally approved the national observance and President Truman signed it into law.
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