Monday June 14th is Flag Day, a holiday commemorating the anniversary of the Continental Congress adopting the Stars and Stripes as the official U.S. Flag on June 14, 1777.
If you own a flag and plan to display it, you should follow the guidelines for flag display established at 4 U.S.C. Chapter 1. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has published guidelines on their website. For instance, if you display your flag after sunset, make sure it's illuminated.
To learn more about Flag Day and the history of the United States flag, check out these resources:
- Utah Education Network's Patriotic Education page has links to interesting facts about the flag and its history, as well as lesson plans teachers can use.
- The Federal Citizen Information Center has an informative website dedicated to Our Flag.
- The Library of Congress's American Memory collection devotes its June 14th's This Day in History page to Flag Day, which includes historic photos from Flag Day celebrations.