The United States Flag also known as the American Flag was adapted on June 14, 1777. The United States flag today consists of 13 horizontal stripes alternating between red and white, beginning with the color red and ending with the color red. There is a blue square to the left top color of the American Flag. In the blue square, there are 50 white stars which represents all 50 states in the United States. The 13 horizontal stripes of the American flag represents the 13 colonies. The blue square represents the union.
The American Flag has several different names. The United States flag is known as "Stars and Stripes", "Old Glory", "The Star Spangled Banner" and of course "The American Flag".
You will see the United States flag flown high on government buildings, businesses, parks, people's homes, on cars, clothing, pins, garages, stuck on wooden sticks in the ground and in cemeteries. Some people have their flags out year round. Some homes put them out on certain holidays such as Memorial Day, Flag Day, July 4th, Veteran's Day and President's Day. Some people have a tradition to fly their American flag at half staff from morning until noon on Memorial Day to honor veterans that lost their life in the war.
Flag Day is on June 14th. Flag Day is celebrated on June 14th to honor the date that the American Flag was first adapted which was on June 14th, 1777. In 1916, President Wilson signed a proclamation to make June 14th officially called and recognized as Flag Day.
Out of respect for the United States flag, the flag should never touch the ground. The American flag should never be dipped to a person or thing. The flag should never be used on clothing or used as any kind of drapery. The American flag should be burned properly and with respect if the flag is too worn to represent the United States properly. The United States flag should be saluted when the flag is being paraded past you and when the Pledge of Allegiance or National Anthem is being said or sang. The Star Spangled Banner is the National Anthem. When the National Anthem or the Pledge of Allegiance is being said, played, or sang, everyone should stand and look at the flag while saluting the flag out of respect.
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