Not widely celebrated but June 14 is nationally recognized as Flag Day! The holiday celebrates the making and adoption of the American flag and dates back all the way to 1777!
Here at LBA we have a small celebration that will help students understand the history of our flag. Along with the history of our nation’s flag, students will draw the flag of where their ancestors are from or of a country they would like to visit in the future!
Flag day dates back to 1916 when President Woodrow Wilson issued that June 14 would be the official day that we celebrate our nation’s flag. The first design of the American flag was created by Betsy Ross early on during the American Revolution and had only thirteen stars representing the 13 colonies, but over time has changed and now has 50 stars representing our 50 states.
Now here are some fun ways to celebrate at home!!
- You can bake flag shaped cookies or even a cake and decorate with red, white, and blue frosting.
- Usually in most cities there will be a Flag Day parade celebrating our flag and have some patriotic fun!
- Although not involving the flag you can teach your children the “Star Spangled Banner” and increase your patriotic spirit!
- If that’s not enough, you can always decorate the furniture in your house such as shelves, chairs, and even a couch with patriotic memorabilia.
LBA sees Flag Day as an exemplary opportunity to teach students the history of our flag and increase patriotism in our schools, but also to expose our students to other countries flags and explore their differences.
Here’s a quote for patriotic inspiration! “One flag, one land, one heart, one hand, one nation even more,” – Oliver Holmes
Happy Flag Day!