14th of June – Flag Day

Flag Day is celebrated annually on June 14 in the United States of America, which Americans love and respect.

On this day, Americans decorate houses with flags, thereby showing their patriotism. A special burst of "stars and stripes" was observed in the United States after the notorious events of September 11, 2001.

The Stars and Stripes as the official flag of all the free states of America were approved by the Continental Congress in 1777, at the height of the war of independence. And the idea to celebrate Flag Day every year, in all likelihood, originates in 1885. When BJ Sigrand, a school teacher, organized it for students in Fredonia, in a general education school in Wisconsin, to celebrate June 14 (the 108th anniversary of the official approval of Stars and Stripes) as the “Flag Birthday”. In subsequent years, in numerous articles in magazines and newspapers, in personal letters, Siegrand continued to enthusiastically promote the celebration of June 14 as the “Birthday of the Flag” or “Flag Day”.

In 1894, the governor of New York issued a decree that the celebration of June 14 Flag Day should be displayed on public buildings. It was then that the flags began to hang on the houses to show their patriotism. In Illinois, an organization was founded with the goal of campaigning and organizing a holiday, known as the Flag Day Association.

Currently, the week on which this holiday falls is proclaimed as “National Flag Week”, during which the hanging of the national flag throughout the week is welcomed. The flag must be displayed on all government buildings.

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