National Flag Day ― Date, History, and Details

National Flag Day

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History of National Flag Day and How to Celebrate/ Observe It

National Flag Day commemorates the date in 1777 when the Second Continental Congress adopted the stars and stripes as the official flag of the United States of America. The flag has 13 red and white stripes to represent the original 13 colonies, and a blue field with 50 white stars to represent the 50 states.

Flag Day is not a federal holiday, but it is observed by many Americans. Some people celebrate by flying the flag at their homes or businesses, while others take part in parades or other patriotic events. Many schools also teach children about the history and meaning of the American flag on Flag Day.