We always like to let our students now when it is a U.S. holiday and today is not really a holiday, but it is a somewhat important day for Americans. We still have classes because it is not a national holiday, but today is Flag Day in the U.S.
The name Flag Day tells us the meaning of the day; it is a Flag Day to commemorate our flag. In other words, it’s the flag’s birthday. The U.S .flag changed a few times in history, but now it has 50 stars representing the 50 states in the U.S. and red and white stripes representing the 13 original colonies that formed the U.S. back in history.
National Flag Day has existed since 1949 and it is always on June 14th. Not many American celebrate or even remember Flag Day, but sometimes students in school with do special flag-related, history projects. Also, some people will hang flags in front of their homes or businesses.
Do you have a day in your country in honor of your flag? What do you do to celebrate?