A prepared Flag Day speech for Legion events
The American Legion Riders roll into Post 77 with a warm welcome and flags waving.

A prepared Flag Day speech for Legion events

On Flag Day, June 14, American Legion posts often hold a flag retirement ceremony or participate in community celebrations to commemorate the date in 1777 when the United States approved the design for the first national flag. 

For Legion posts holding a Flag Day event, a prepared speech is available. Download the speech here.  The speech doesn’t have to be recited verbatim. 

And at 7 p.m. EDT on June 14 is the annual Pause for the Pledge.

Other American Legion flag resources available include:

- Three sets of downloadable graphics to share on your social media channels - Voices of Our Flag, Rally Around the Flag and Know Your Code.

- Three youth comic books for purchase  –  “Our Country’s Flag,” “I Pledge Allegiance” and “Our Country’s Veterans.” 

- Flag retirement ceremony speech as outlined in Resolution No. 440.