Every Man Should Know His Stars and Stripes
June 14th is Flag Day in the United States. Our flag has a rich history dating back a couple centuries and precedes the Revolutionary War. Fly your flag proudly on Flag Day…
- Continental Army used the Grand Union Flag during the Revolutionary War.
- The Second Continental Congress approved a new flag on June 14, 1777.
- The Betsy Ross Flag was a popular version of this flag.
- The flag continued to add stars and stripes with the Garrison Flag used from 1795 to 1818 and during the War of 1812.
- Battle of Baltimore in September 1814 inspired Francis Scott Key to write “The Star-Spangled Banner.”
- June 14, 1877 was the first unofficial Flag Day observance on the centennial of the resolution.
- The flag is well traveled: Iwo Jima, Vietnam, Grenada, Kuwait, Kabul and Baghdad.
- Flags cover the caskets of the fallen as they come home from war.
- Flags represent the oath that Americans swear to uphold the Constitution.
Reference: Flag Day: A History of the Stars and Stripes
The Star-Spangled Banner
Selected Photographs and Pictures