Flag Day

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Flag Day

  1. 1. The History of Flag Day By Collin
  2. 2. Adopting a Flag <ul><li>At the 2 nd Continental Congress, our founding fathers decided to use the U.S. flag instead of the Union Jack that had been used previously. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Establishment by President Truman <ul><li>In 1949, President Harry Truman declared June 14 Flag Day. </li></ul><ul><li>This proclamation was approved by an act of Congress. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Behavior Encouraged on Flag Day <ul><li>Be patriotic! </li></ul><ul><li>If you have an American flag, fly it outside your home or business. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Flag Day Celebrations <ul><li>Although it was established by Congress, Flag Day is not a federal holiday. </li></ul><ul><li>The largest annual Flag Day parade is held in Troy, New York. </li></ul><ul><li>Also, Flag Day is a state holiday in Pennsylvania. </li></ul>
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