Thursday, June 14, 2012

Today, June 14, 2012, is Flag Day, a special day to fly the US Flag

Today is June 14, which has been designated as “Flag Day.” June 14, 1777 is the date that Congress officially adopted our nation’s flag. 

The Miami Herald has several articles in the papers today (Thursday, June 14, 2012) regarding Flag Day. The first, provides Flag Facts, both about the flag as well as Betsy Ross (as well as links to the other articles). The U.S. flag has been modified 26 times since its adoption in 1777. Today's 50-star flag, created in 1960, has been in use the longest.

Additional recommended reading is How to display the American flag, By Alexia Elejalde-Ruiz, Chicago Tribune

Are you up to date on flag custom; which days are appropriate to fly your flag?  The answer is every day, but there are special days when the flag should be displayed.

Please review my 2011 article regarding Flag Day: Today, June 14, is Flag Day, a special day to fly the US Flag.  This article contains links to more information regarding flag customs including:

Air Force Association
(Display of U.S. flag)
Title 36, Chapter 10 PATRIOTIC CUSTOMS
Sec. 174. Time and occasions for display

And a list of the dates that we should display the U.S. Flag. 

1 comment:

  1. AnonymousJune 15, 2012


    What happened to the community spirit of Palmetto Bay? There used to be little US flags placed around the city in honor of Flag Day. Ther was nothing this year. I hope there is something for the 4th of July. Palmetto Bay has lost its hometown feeling.