Today marks the official day called Flag Day. Commemorating the adoption of the US Flag, Flag day honors that day in 1777 when a resolution of Congress mad our flag official. Flag day also celebrates the Birthday of the Army on this day as it was officially adopted by Congress on this day in 1775. While it is not an official holiday, it is a fun reason to get out and enjoy the many historic sites relating to this period in the history of the U.S. Many cities in the U.S. celebrate this day with festivities, flags and even parades such as some of the longest running Flag Day Parades in the country which take place in Fairfield Washington and Quincy Massachusetts.
Charleston SC will be enjoying many fun Flag Day events this year including designing flags, learning how to fold the flag and events hosted at the Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum and the USS Yorktown as well as Fort Sumter.
Naples has many events going on today as well including events organized at Freedom Park, Ceremonies and demonstrations will be held.
Hudson New York will be hosting a parade this morning.
Philadelphia will be hosting Flag Fest at the Betsy Ross House as well as Fireworks at Kerr Field, the Flag Day celebration at the National Constitution Center, the Flag Retirement Ceremony, Soldier Chorus, the Grand Opening of the “Soldier Life” at Fort Mifflin on the
Delaware and an All Army Reunion
Appleton Wisconsin will be hosting its 63rd annual parade
These are just a taste of what is going on today. Get out and enjoy this wonderful day and celebrate one of the many amazing days in our country’s history
Rules for flying your flag
- Fly your flag only during the day unless properly illuminated at night.
- Do not fly during inclement weather unless made of all weather material
- Display every day but most of all, on all national holidays
- Flags should be flown at half mast out of respect of the deaths of government officials or others named by Governors or the President
- Never let your flag touch the ground
- Many cities will offer a flag disposal opportunity for old and damaged flags at Legion posts and on Flag Day.
Happy Flag Day From Island Trader Vacations