On June 14th, 1777, a resolution for an official flag of the United
States was created. In honor of this, a school teacher in the late
1800's began a tradition of observing this day in honor of the U.S.
flag. It became an official national holiday in 1949 and named
National Flag Day.
Holiday Facts &
of Flag Day (USFlag.org):
History on the creation and evolution of Old Glory.
Flag Day Foundation (official):
Information and history of Flag Day. Includes information and links
relating to the U.S. Flag and its history.
Day (Holiday Insights):
Information and links relating to the holiday, the Flag and history.
(AboutFlag.com): Your one-stop destination for anything you can
think about flag. This Flag Directory designed to help its users find
the flag information, source, companies, products and services.
Flag (Government Guide):
Articles and information on everything about the U.S. Flag.
of the United States (USFlag.org):
Facts and information on the U.S. Flag and its history.
Betsy Ross Homepage (History.org):
Information about Betsy Ross and the U.S. Flag.
McHenry (Nat'l Park Service):
Information on Fort McHenry, the site where Francis Scott Key created the
Star Spangled Banner.
Ross House (USHistory.org):
Information on what is proposed to be the House of seamstress Betsy Ross.
Flag Day Activities
Salute to Flag Day (Education World)
Flag Day Activities and Crafts (Enchanted Learning)
Day (Teacher Vision)
Tribute to Freedom Flag Day Activities (Defense Link)
Be proud to be American and proudly
display your American flag. Gift giving is not customary on this holiday
(and you usually do not get off from work for it either). If gift
giving is in your heart, let us follow the lessons of our past President
John F. Kennedy, who said "Let us not ask what our country can do for
us, but ask what we can do for our country." Therefore this
should be a day of giving to your country and community. Give of
your time to a local charity or donate some money to a worthy cause.
Purchase some U.S. Savings Bonds for investment - this is good for the
country today and yourself in the future.
you live on the East Coast of the U.S., or want to take a short vacation,
put Baltimore, MD in your travel itinerary around the time of the
year. Baltimore is a great place to visit, and relive the history of
the writing of the Star Spangled Banner by paying a visit to Fort McHenry.
you are still stuck for gift ideas, what would be more appropriate that
purchasing an American flag for someone else to display. However, do
not be limited by a traditional flag to fly on a flag post. How
about a pin to wear on your clothing, a sticker for your notebook, a
window decal in the shape of the flag, or even a coffee mug with a picture
of Old Glory.