You’re A Grand Old Flag: Patriotic Americans Observe Flag Day


Americans celebrate Old Glory on Flag Day.On Flag Day, Americans celebrate their country’s most-recognized symbol: Old Glory.

On June 14, 1777, our Founding Fathers in the Continental Congress passed the first Flag Act, which established the design and colors of the American flag. While the number of stars has changed over the past 234 years, the message that the flag sends is still the same — something that North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple recognized when he recently called on his constituents to celebrate Flag Day and observe National Flag Week.

“Since its adoption in 1777, the American flag has symbolized freedom and opportunity for generations of Americans, embodying our nation’s highest ideals of equality and justice for all,” Dalrymple said. “As we look upon the flag, we are reminded of the great sacrifices that have been made, and continue to be made, by our brave men and women in uniform, who throughout our history, have defended the flag and the liberties for which it stands.”

Other people are looking to honor the flag by protecting it from desecration. The Citizen’s Flag Alliance, a nationwide nonprofit, nonpartisan group, is seeking a Constitutional amendment that would allow Congress to prevent the flag from being dishonored in ways such as burning it in protest, reports the Green Valley News and Sun.

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