Flag Day 2019: Date, History, Significance, Observance And Celebration

Flag Day 2019: Date, History, Significance, Observance And Celebration

               Flag Day 2019 Date, History, Significance, Observance, Celebration: In the United States, Flag Day is observed every year on June 14. The day honors the acceptance of the flag of the United States on June 14, 1777, by resolution of the Second Continental Congress.

What is Flag Day?

The day also marks the U.S. Army Birthdays on this date which is celebrated by the United States Army, Congress adopted “the American continental army” after attaining a consensus spot in the Committee of the Whole on June 14, 1775.

When is Flag Day this Year?

The Flag Day in the United States is going to be celebrated on 14th June 2019, Friday.

History of Flag Day

In the year 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a declaration that officially marked June 14 as Flag Day. After this in August 1946, National Flag Day was established by an Act of Congress. Flag Day, on the other hand, is not an official federal holiday.

Pennsylvania turns out to be the first U.S. state to celebrate Flag Day as a state holiday on June 14, 1937, commencing in the town of Rennerdale. New York Statutes elect the second Sunday in June as Flag Day, a state holiday.

There were many people as well as organizations that played key roles in the establishment of a national Flag Day celebration. They are as follows:

·         George Morris in 1861

·         Bernard J. Cigrand in 1885

·         William T. Kerr in 1888

·         George Bolch in1889

·         Elizabeth Duane Gillespie in 1893

·         Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks in 1907

·         City of Paterson, New Jersey in 1913

What Does the American flag signify?

Flag Day 2019: Date, History, Significance, Observance And Celebration

The flag of the United States of America, which is usually referred to as the American flag, is the national flag of the United States. There are various nicknames for the flag that comprises of the Stars and Stripes, Old Glory, and the Star-Spangled Banner among others.

The flag comprises of total number of thirteen equal horizontal stripes of red (top and bottom) alternating with white, with a blue rectangle in the canton along with comprising fifty small, white, five-pointed stars that are set in nine counterbalance horizontal rows, where rows of six stars (top and bottom) alternate with rows of five stars.

The 50 stars on the flag signify and symbolize the 50 states of the United States of America, as well as the 13 stripes symbolize the thirteen British colonies that stated independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain, as well as turn out to be the first states in the U.S.

Flag Day Observance and Celebration

The week of June 14 that is from June 10–16, 2018; June 09–15, 2019; June 14–20, 2020, is celebrated as “National Flag Week.” For the duration of National Flag Week, the president has to issue a public statement commending U.S. citizens to fly the American flag for the period of that particular week.

The flag is also being displayed as well as it must to be displayed on all government buildings in the US. A few of the organizations, such as the town of Dedham, Massachusetts, hold parades as well as observance in celebration of America’s national flag and the whole thing it signifies.

The National Flag Day Foundation holds a yearly celebration for Flag Day on the second Sunday in June. The program comprises of various activities such as the ceremonial raising of the national flag, the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance, the singing of the national anthem, a parade as well many other events.

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