American Flag Flying Etiquette and Flag Flying Days
Over two centuries ago the thirteen colonies in this land united under a single flag of 13 stars and 13 stripes. As time passed, one star for each of the 50 states was added to form the current blue, 50-star field that flies high on flagpoles all across our country. Every year on specific dates the flag of the United States is flown from sunrise to sunset marking them as the flag flying days.
American Flag Flying Etiquette
The United States Flag should be raised briskly and should be lowered ceremoniously. Hoisting a flag outdoors should be avoided in inclement weather. While displaying the flag vertically or horizontally on the wall, the union (the blue star field) is to be positioned on its own right (left to the viewer) or north, respectively. When setting the American flag on half-mast – it should be raised to the highest point before being lowered to half-mast. At day’s end, you should hoist the flag all the way to the top before lowering it towards the day end. Knowing and practicing proper flag flying etiquette is one way showing one’s patriotism.
Specific Flag Flying days
New Year’s Day
Commemorates the first day of the year on modern Gregorian Calendar.
Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday
The birth day of Martin Luther King Jr. observed on 3rdMonday of each year.
Observed on the birthday anniversary of Abraham Lincoln.
Washington’s Birthday and President’s Day
Birthday of the first President of the United States, George Washington.
National Vietnam War Veterans Day
Celebrates the sacrifices of war veterans and their families during the Vietnam War.
The day is celebrated as the entry date of the United States Army into World War I.
Birthday of Thomas Jefferson
Being one of the founding fathers of America, Thomas Jefferson played a key role in drafting the ‘Declaration of Independence’.
The date commemorates the first American States conference which concluded on this day in 1890.
Celebrating the resurrection of Jesus from the Dead.
The day set aside to reaffirm the Nation’s loyalty to the United States and to celebrate the American Heritage of freedom.
The day is observed to celebrate the role of mothers and how their maternal bonds shape our society.
Peace Officers Memorial
Americans observe this day to pay tribute to nationwide peace officers who have given tremendous sacrifices in the line of duty.
Third Saturday of May
Armed Forces Day
This day gives us a chance to show our support towards men and women who make up the United States Armed forces community.
Observed to recognize the efforts of maritime industry; this day allows the American people to celebrate the achievements of the men and women of this field.
Last Monday of May
Observed as a federal holiday in the United States, the day commemorates the valor and bravery of the people who died serving the United States Armed forces.
The day commemorates the adoption of US flag on June 14th, 1777. On this day many celebrate the ‘Birthday’ of US flag.
Third Sunday of June
The day celebrates Fatherhood and the influence of paternal bonds on our society.
A Federal Holiday in the United States, this day commemorates the ’declaration of Independence’ which was approved by Congress on 4thof July, 1776.
Korean War Veterans Day
National day to commemorate the Canadian veterans of the Korean War.
National Aviation Day
The day celebrates the history and advancements in the United States Aviation Industry. The date coincides with the birthday of one of Wrights brothers who made significant contributions to this field.
First Monday of September
Declared as the Public holiday in the United States, the day celebrates the role of American Labor force in strengthening the US economy.
The day is observed in the United States to honor those who lost their lives in the September 11 attacks that occurred in 2001.
The day commemorates the adoption of U.S. Constitution and those who have gained U.S. citizenship.
Gold Star Mothers Day
Observed in the honor of those who have lost their son or daughter while serving the US Armed forces.
Firefighters Memorial Day
The day designated to honor volunteer and career fallen fire fighters.
Celebrates the day Christopher Columbus arrived in 1942.
The day is observed to celebrate the naval forces of the United States.
The day honors the military veterans who have served the United States armed forces.
The day started as a day to give thanks for the blessing of harvest and to give thanks for the preceding year.
National PearlHarbor Remembrance
The day is observed in the honor of 2,403 US Citizens who died in the surprise attack by Japanese army on Pearl Harbor.
Celebrated by millions of people around the globe, Christmas day celebrates the birthday of Jesus Christ.
All election days, state birthdays & holidays along with any other days designed by the President or the governor of the state.
The calendar is filled with US holidays and events to celebrate the honor and heritage of this land of the free. Let’s celebrate the spirit and history of our nation and pay particular attention to flag flying etiquette on all flag flying days.
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