Did You Know? Flag Day Edition 6/14/2022

  1. The flag always flies at the White House, Fort McHenry, and the Iwo Jima memorial.
  2. Pennsylvania is the only state that observes Flag Day as a state holiday.
  3. The colors of the flag have important meanings: red symbolizes hardiness and valor, white symbolizes purity and innocence, and blue represents vigilance, perseverance, and justice
  4. The first time the American flag was flown after being adopted was on Aug. 3, 1777 in Rome, New York.
  5. The flag has been changed 27 times. The final star, for Hawaii, was added in 1960.


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