Fast Facts about Flag Day

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 What other country can say that they have a flag at the North Pole AND on the moon? And not just one flag – six American flags in total.

This upcoming flag day, get ready to rock all of your Americana items in honor of Old Glory. Whether or not you are spending the day barbecuing or going to a parade, this is the day to rock all of your attire inspired by the Star – Spangled Banner.

Don’t worry, that’s okay if you find your American flag knowledge lacking – Sheplers has got you covered with these fast facts about Flag Day.

Red, White & Blue. What do the colors even stand for anyways? Red symbolizes hardiness and valor; white symbolizes purity and innocence; blue represents vigilance, perseverance and justice.

What is Flag Day? President Woodrow Wilson issued a presidential proclamation in 1916 for national recognition of “Old Glory” on June 14.

Home Grown. Over 95% of American flags are made in the United States.

Changes. Over the past years the flag has changed 27 times – the last change was on July 4, 1960 in order to include Hawaii.

How do you fold it? The military folds the flag with 13 folds, which each have symbolic meaning.


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