Flag Day Fun Facts!

Only the President and Governors of the State can order flags on government buildings to be flown at half staff. (Photo Credit: by Elsa/Getty Images)
Only the President and Governors of the State can order flags on government buildings to be flown at half staff. (Photo Credit: by Elsa/Getty Images)
In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation that established a nationwide observance of Flag Day on June 14. (Photo Credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)
In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation that established a nationwide observance of Flag Day on June 14. (Photo Credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)
Did you know that in terms of our flag, the stripes represent the 13 original colonies, while the 50 stars represent the number of states? (Photo Credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)
Did you know that in terms of our flag, the stripes represent the 13 original colonies, while the 50 stars represent the number of states? (Photo Credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)
In terms of the colors of our flag, the red symbolizes hardiness and valor while white symbolizes purity and innocence. Blue represents vigilance, perseverance and justice.(Photo Credit: Stephen Morton/Getty Images)
In terms of the colors of our flag, the red symbolizes hardiness and valor while white symbolizes purity and innocence. Blue represents vigilance, perseverance and justice.(Photo Credit: Stephen Morton/Getty Images)
Protocol states that the American flag should be lighted at all times, either by sunlight or by an appropriate light source. (Photo Credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Protocol states that the American flag should be lighted at all times, either by sunlight or by an appropriate light source. (Photo Credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Our flag should be flown in fair weather unless the flag is designed for inclement weather use.(Photo Credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Our flag should be flown in fair weather unless the flag is designed for inclement weather use.(Photo Credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Betsy Ross is known to have made flags during the American Revolution. (Photo Credit: Michael Regan/Getty Images)
Betsy Ross is known to have made flags during the American Revolution. (Photo Credit: Michael Regan/Getty Images)
On June 14, 1777, the first official flag, also known as the Stars and Stripes or Old Glory, was approved by the Continental Congress. (Photo Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
On June 14, 1777, the first official flag, also known as the Stars and Stripes or Old Glory, was approved by the Continental Congress. (Photo Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
May 30, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed Flag Day a day of national celebration.(Photo Credit: Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)
May 30, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed Flag Day a day of national celebration.(Photo Credit: Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)
The last new star, bringing the total to 50, was added on July 4, 1960, after Hawaii became a state in our union.(Photo Credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
The last new star, bringing the total to 50, was added on July 4, 1960, after Hawaii became a state in our union.(Photo Credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
The first official national flag was also known as the "Stars and Stripes".(Photo Credit: Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
The first official national flag was also known as the "Stars and Stripes".(Photo Credit: Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
On June 14, 1777, Congress authorized the "stars and stripes" as the official national symbol.(Photo Credit: Matt Cowan/Getty Images
On June 14, 1777, Congress authorized the "stars and stripes" as the official national symbol.(Photo Credit: Matt Cowan/Getty Images
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