2020 Flag Day

In honor the Flag Day, our Americanism Team has put together a brief overview of the #ALMBS Americanism Programs.

Though impressive and attractive, it isn’t the fabric, the cloth or even the colors that make the Flag of the United States special. It is the people who defend it and the nation that it represents which makes the American Flag the envy of the world. And long will she fly!

God Bless America and God Bless our Flag.

The History of Flag Day

The Fourth of July was traditionally celebrated as America’s birthday, but the idea of an annual day specifically celebrating the Flag is believed to have first originated in 1885. BJ Cigrand, a schoolteacher, arranged for the pupils in the Fredonia, Wisconsin Public School, District 6, to observe June 14 (the 108th anniversary of the official adoption of The Stars and Stripes) as ‘Flag Birthday’. In numerous magazines and newspaper articles and public addresses over the following years, Cigrand continued to enthusiastically advocate the observance of June 14 as ‘Flag Birthday’, or ‘Flag Day’.

On June 14, 1889, George Balch, a kindergarten teacher in New York City, planned appropriate ceremonies for the children of his school, and his idea of observing Flag Day was later adopted by the State Board of Education of New York. On June 14, 1891, the Betsy Ross House in Philadelphia held a Flag Day celebration, and on

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