Today, June 14th is Flag Day. People across the United States celebrate Flag Day on June 14th each year to honor the United States flag and to commemorate the flag’s resolution on June 14, 1777.
Ever since my son was a toddler I have instilled upon him the importance of the United States flag. I went through his photo album to find these photos to share with you of him at a young age honoring the flag.
Flag Day falls within National Flag Week, a time when Americans reflect on the foundations of the nation’s freedom. The flag of the United States represents freedom and has been an enduring symbol of the country’s ideals since its early days. The American flag, also nicknamed as “Old Glory”, has changed designs over the centuries. It consists of 13 equal horizontal stripes of red (top and bottom) alternating with white, with a blue rectangle in the canton bearing 50 small, white, five-pointed stars. Each of the 50 stars represent the 50 states in the United States and the 13 stripes represent the original 13 colonies that became the first states in the Union.
Following Flag Day is Honor America Days, a 21-day period through to Independence Day (July 4th) to honor America. During this period, people hold public gatherings and activities to celebrate and honor the nation.
How long has it been since you stopped to look at each fifty state’s shape and flag? It is also fun to name each state capital, song, tree, bird, and flower. Which is your favorite? Leave us a response. It would be fun to know. This is something I will quiz with Gavin about when he arrives to America this year on our car trip.
I hope you have your “Flag” waving in the breeze today…
Until next time,