Flag Day is June 14. To invigorate understanding of, pride for and awareness about why the U.S. flag matters in advance of Flag Day and beyond, The American Legion has created illustrated Rally Around the Flag messages that can be shared. These social media graphics feature historical notes, fun facts and voices from history about Old Glory.
- 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 illustrated Rally Around the Flag messages are encouraged to be shared your social media channels such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Download the Rally Around the Flag social media graphics here.