The Society: Holidays: (Flag Day Holidays )


Celebrated June 14, Flag Day is a day for U.S. citizens to honor their country's flag. Flag Day was first observed in a Wisconsin school on June 14, 1885. The teacher who initiated the first Flag Day observance launched a national campaign, which spurred schools and cities around the nation to begin similar observances. In 1949, President Truman signed a proclamation declaring June 14th of each year as National Flag Day. Sites listed in this section focus on the history and observance of Flag Day. Sites which focus on the U.S. Flag, but not Flag Day, are more appropriately listed in Reference-Flags-Regional-USA. Sites designed especially for children are listed in http:--The Directory. Flag Day Holidays Society.

Flag days are usually codified in national statutes, however, in some countries a decree by the head of state can also order a flag day. (wikipedia)