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Flag Day: 5 Ways To Celebrate

Flag Day is celebrated on June 14th. It was Inspired by these three decades of state and local celebrations, Flag Day – the anniversary of the Flag Resolution of 1777 – was officially established by the Proclamation of President Woodrow Wilson on May 30th, 1916. While Flag Day was celebrated in various communities for years after Wilson’s proclamation, it was not until August 3rd, 1949, that President Truman signed an Act of Congress designating June 14th of each year as National Flag Day. We have found 5 ways to celebrate Flag Day!

Keep reading after the jump to find out 5 ways to celebrate Flag Day!

5 Ways to Celebrate:

1. Fly the flag. If you don’t know how to do it properly, learn how; a code passed by Congress in 1942 governs the handling and display of the U.S. flag. See Related eHows for help, or call your local American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars post or scout troop.

2. Visit the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History and watch as conservators restore Francis Scott Key’s “The Star-Spangled Banner.” Repairs are scheduled for completion in 2002. You can also catch glimpses of the work in progress on the Smithsonian’s Web site.

3. Attend the Flag Day festivities in your town.

4. Hold your own festivities. Have a barbecue, play rousing marches, wave Old Glory and burn sparklers – it’s a great way to placate kids who can’t wait for the Fourth of July.

5. Read about the history of the flag and play flag trivia games. Sample questions: Who was Francis Scott Key anyway? Who was William Driver? Why red, white and blue?

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