Since June 14th is Flag Day, I thought it might be fun to look at some fun facts about our flag including the history of Flag Day, The Pledge of Allegiance, Red Skelton’s Pledge of Allegiance, the lyrics to The Star Spangled Banner, The American’s Creed, some famous quotes about our flag.
History Of Flag Day: In 1885, BJ Cigrand, a schoolteacher in Fredonia, Wisconsin celebrated June 14 as the birthday of the flag or Flag Day. June 14th was the anniversary of the adoption of the Flag Resolution in 1777. The idea became popular and was celebrated in many schools, and by local and state celebrations across the country.
On May 30th, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed Flag Day. In 1949, President Truman signed an Act of Congress designation June 14th and National Flag Day.
Pictures of US Flags:
For a timeline in pictures of US Flags, click on this link.
The Pledge of Allegiance:
I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America,
And to the republic for which it stands,
One nation, under God, indivisible,
With liberty and justice for all.
Red Skelton’s Pledge of Allegiance:
John Wayne’s Pledge of Allegiance: