Flag Day: June 14, 2018

By Rachael Savoie, Human Resources 

Do you know what the colors of the United States flag represent? According to the Old Farmer’s Almanac, red represents hardiness and valor; blue represents vigilance, perseverance, and justice; and white represents purity and innocence.  

According to The Library of Congress, Flag Day is observed annually in the United States on June 14th. Flag Day was established to honor and celebrate the adoption of the American Flag which took place on June 14, 1777.   

As the Old Farmer’s Almanac states, in 1777, the Continental Congress decided to replace the British Grand Union flag. The new flag consisted of 13 white stars in a circle with a blue background and 13 alternating red and white stripes which represented the 13 states. Today, the flag consists of 50 stars and 13 alternating red and white stripes that represent the original 13 colonies of the first states of the Union.   

Have you ever asked yourself what the American flag means to you? When I think of the flag, I think of all the people that have fought and worked hard for the freedom we have today.    

Here are a few ways you can take part in a Flag Day celebration: 

  • Display the flag at your home or business; 
  • Attend any Flag Day ceremonies in your area; 
  • Plan a party or barbecue.