By Shea Eckert

We are proud to be Americans and proud to honor our Flag every day at TLC Marketing Consultants! Today marks National Flag Day, a nationally recognized holiday in the United States since 1916.

In celebration and memory of the day the United States first approved the design for our American Flag in 1777, former President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed Flag Day to occur annually on June 14. Since his proclamation, cities across the nation have organized Flag Day celebrations, including parades, fireworks and parties each year to show their patriotism for our country. Although attending a celebration can be an option for celebrating Flag Day, there are many opportunities for you to get involved during this national holiday at home.

How Can You Celebrate Flag Day?

Display the American Flag

Simply display the American Flag from your home or on your clothing to show your pride. The American Flag can be displayed in numerous ways, including outside on a flagpole or as an image on your clothing. If you do not have an American flag at home, go out and purchase one! American Flag sales typically skyrocket in the weeks leading up to Flag Day.

Remind Yourself of Proper Flag Etiquette

Remember the do’s and don’ts when it comes to flag etiquette:

  • When you hang the American Flag, it should never touch anything beneath it.
  • When you carry or transport the American Flag, be sure that the Flag is always hanging aloft and free, and never flat or horizontally.
  • American flags should never have anything placed on top of them and should never be left in conditions where they can easily become damaged.
  • If you are looking for information about how to dispose of an American flag properly, check out this article.

Recite the Pledge of Allegiance

There is no better way to celebrate your country than by reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. Reciting the Pledge of Allegiance will allow you to take pride in our nation’s Flag and what it represents.

Respecting and observing the American Flag is important as the Flag tells the United States’ story. Our nation’s Flag represents our countries freedom, equality and justice, part of the true meaning of being an American.