Submitted by Admin on Sun, 06/14/2015 - 09:11

The Stars and Stripes became the flag of the United States of America back in June 14, 1777. At Betsy Ross' house in Philadelphia is reportedly the site where this famous seamstress and flag-maker lived when she sewed our first American Flag.

In our home, flag day is every day. It is obvious to any visitor who enters my home, who can see countless US flags adorning the inside and outside.

This week is designated as "National Flag Week." During National Flag Week, our government issues a proclamation urging U.S. citizens to fly the American flag for the duration of that week. The flag should also be displayed on all government buildings. Some organizations hold parades and events in celebration of America's national flag and everything it represents. Other organizations and tribal groups hold counter-celebrations and protests.

The National Flag Day Foundation holds an annual observance for Flag Day on the second Sunday in June. The program includes a ceremonial raising of the national flag, the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance, the singing of the national anthem, a parade and more.

The Star-Spangled Banner Flag House in Baltimore, Maryland birth place of the flag that inspired Francis Scott Key to pen his famous poem, has celebrated Flag Day since the inception of a museum on the property in 1927. The annual celebration commemorates the Star-Spangled Banner and its creator Mary Pickersgill. Feel free to sing along to the top of your lungs.
American anthem - Star Spangled Banner via @YouTube