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Flag Day coloring page 2

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Flag Day - June 14th

  • American Flag on a staff flying in breeze
  • American Flag on a flag pole flying in breeze
  • US Flag flying in breeze
  • American Flag on a staff flying in breeze - landscape view
  • USA Flag with an Eagle
  • Betsy Ross sewing the first American Flag of the 13 colonies
  • George Washington watching Betsy Ross sewing the first American Flag
  • Betsy Ross presenting the first flag to George Washington
  • Cornwallis surrenders to Washington under the first US flag
  • Historic Flags - Naval Union Jack
  • Historic Flags - Boston Tea Party Flag
  • Historic Flags - Bunker Hill Flag
  • Historic Flags - Grand Union Flag
  • Historic Flags - First USA 13 Colony Flag
  • Boy, Girl and their dog with the USA Flag
  • Kids waving the flag
  • Raising the flag over Iwo Jima island (during WW-II) Iwo Jima Flag
  • Marine honor guard with USA Flag
  • Girl waving flag to celebrate WW-I Armistice (11/11/1918)
  • Astronaut saluting the Flag on the moon
  • School Girl saying Pledge of Allegiance
  • Boy walking with his Flag
  • Boy in USA shirt walking with his Flag
  • Small USA Flag for coloring - with Pledge of Allegiance text
  • Large USA Flag for coloring - Full page
  • Small USA Flag for coloring - (no additional writing)
  • Historic Flags - Betsy Ross Flag / Bennington Flag
  • Flag Day coloring page

    Flag Day coloring page

    Flag Day coloring page

    In the United States, Flag Day is celebrated on June 14. It commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States, which happened that day by resolution of the Second Continental Congress in 1777.

    In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation that officially established June 14 as Flag Day; in August 1949, National Flag Day was established by an Act of Congress.

    Working as a grade school teacher in Waubeka, Wisconsin, in 1885, Bernard J. Cigrand held the first recognized formal observance of Flag Day at the Stony Hill School. The school has been restored, and a bust of Cigrand also honors him at the National Flag Day Americanism Center in Waubeka.

    From the late 1880s on, Cigrand spoke around the country promoting patriotism, respect for the flag, and the need for the annual observance of a flag day on June 14, the day in 1777 that the Continental Congress adopted the Stars and Stripes.

    He moved to Chicago to attend dental school and, in June 1886, first publicly proposed an annual observance of the birth of the United States flag in an article titled "The Fourteenth of June," published in the Chicago Argus newspaper. In June 1888, Cigrand advocated establishing the holiday in a speech before the "Sons of America," a Chicago group. The organization founded a magazine, American Standard, in order to promote reverence for American emblems. Cigrand was appointed editor-in-chief and wrote articles in the magazine as well as in other magazines and newspapers to promote the holiday.

    On the third Saturday in June 1894, a public school children's celebration of Flag Day took place in Chicago at Douglas, Garfield, Humboldt, Lincoln, and Washington Parks. More than 300,000 children participated, and the celebration was repeated the next year.

    Cigrand became president of the American Flag Day Association and later of the National Flag Day Society, which allowed him to promote his cause with organizational backing. Cigrand once noted he had given 2,188 speeches on patriotism and the flag.

    Cigrand lived in Batavia, Illinois, from 1913-1932.

    Cigrand generally is credited with being the "Father of Flag Day," with the Chicago Tribune noting that he "almost singlehandedly" established the holiday.

      *** Holiday information courtesy of Wikipedia ***



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