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  1. Flag Day, observed on June 14th, commemorates the rich symbolism and historical significance of the American flag. President Woodrow Wilson established this day in May 1916 through a proclamation, marking various ways in which the U.S. has celebrated the adoption of the Stars and Stripes. These festivities involve displaying the flag in front of homes, participating in parades, and organizing patriotic events. Prior to 1916, several states and numerous cities had already begun honoring this day.
  2. The first celebration of Flag Day took place in 1877, precisely 100 years after the Continental Congress officially adopted the American flag. It wasn’t until 1949, when President Harry Truman officially declared Flag Day as a nationally observed day. Throughout its evolving appearance over the years, the American flag has consistently represented freedom and justice. Let’s delve into some significant milestones and reasons behind its transformation.

3. The colors of the American flag—red, white, and blue—did not originally carry specific meanings when it was adopted in 1777. However, in 1782, the Congress of the Confederation chose these colors for the Great Seal of the United States, imbuing them with significance.

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4.To ensure the proper treatment of the flag, flag etiquette has been firmly established. In 1942, Congress introduced the U.S. Flag Code, which provides comprehensive guidelines for the respectful display and care of the flag. According to the code, the flag should always hang freely, with the stars facing upwards, except in cases of distress. Additionally, no other flag should be flown higher or to the right of the U.S. flag, except at the United Nations headquarters. While citizens can fly the flag at any time, it is recommended to do so from sunrise to sunset, unless specific occasions or appropriate lighting necessitate otherwise. When a flag becomes unserviceable, it should be retired with dignity and never allowed to touch the ground.

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