What is Flag Day?

Flag day is celebrated in the United States on June 14th. It commemorates the adoption of the United States flag by the Second Continental Congress in 1977. It is not a federal holiday, and it is observed as an official state holiday only in Pennsylvania.

Why is Flag  Day Important?

Our flag is more than just a symbol of our military or our government. It is more than a festive decoration. It is more than just a piece of cloth – more than just the sum of its parts.

Our flag symbolizes the toil and hardship faced by the Pilgrims and settlers that began our nation. Our flag represents the incredible sacrifices that have been made to see America succeed, in science, war, and economics. Our flag commemorates the lives that have been given for he cause of liberty. In our flag is the pride and hope of more than two centuries of freedom seekers.

“Patriotism consists not in waving the flag, but in striving that our country shall be righteous as well as strong.”

James Bryce