To invigorate pride for the U.S. flag, The American Legion has illustrated 50 Rally Around the Flag messages that can be shared on social media. These social media graphics feature historical notes, fun facts and voices from history about Old Glory. Download the Rally Around the Flag social media graphics here.
The following are three examples:
- The first documented singing of the “Star Spangled Banner” at a baseball game occurred in Brooklyn, N.Y., on May 15, 1862, according to MLB.com.
- A 1967 Flag study manual explained that the red in the U.S. flag stands for courage, valor and strength; the blue represents truth, loyalty and fidelity; and white conveys purity, light and peace.
- In 1942, Congress established the practice of placing your right hand over your heart when reciting the Pledge of Allegiance.
These 50 illustrated Rally Around the Flag messages are encouraged to be shared on your social media channels such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
The American Legion wants to hear your flag moment. Share your flag story with a photo at www.legiontown.org under the heading “Rally Around the Flag.” Or share on your social media channels and use the hashtag #rallyaroundtheflag.