"When we honor our flag we honor what we stand for as a Nation --
freedom, equality, justice, and hope." ~Ronald Reagan
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 good ways to teach our children the meaning of our flag and to help them appreciate our unique and precious heritage of liberty. Choose a few for your family to enjoy and create happy, meaningful memories together.
* 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 the history of Flag Day.
* Read the 2019 Presidential Flag Day Proclamation.
* Learn flag etiquette, how to fold the flag, and why the way it's folded is significant.
* 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.
I hope you have a fun and meaningful celebration!!!