"This is the flag that stands for freedom, justice, & equality. It always has.
When we don’t live up to those values, we should speak out.
But we must not make the mistake of tearing down & disrespecting
the very symbols that unify us, that stand for the best of America."
~Rep Dan Crenshaw
Americans celebrate Flag Day on June 14th to commemorate the adoption of the United States flag on June 14, 1777 -- over 240 years ago!
Here are some helpful ways to teach our children the meaning of our flag and help them appreciate our unique and precious heritage of liberty. Choose a few activities for your family to enjoy and create happy, meaningful memories together.
* Have a red, white, and blue breakfast with waffles, whipped cream, strawberries and blueberries.
* Display the flag. Talk about what it represents, and what it means to you.
* Say the Pledge of Allegiance and discuss what it means.
* Learn how Flag Day started and some of its history.
* Read the 2020 Presidential Flag Day Proclamation.
* Learn about and sing our national anthem, The Star Spangled Banner. Other fun songs about
the flag include You’re a Grand Old Flag and There are Many Flags.
* Sing or listen to other patriotic songs. Independence Day is just around the corner, so t's a great
time to learn and practice songs about America.
* Make patriotic crafts, then use them to decorate for the 4th of July.
* Serve patriotic treats. Or keep it simple with watermelon or root beer floats.
We hope you have a fun and meaningful celebration!!!