Fourteen June 1777 the second Continental Congress adopted the flag we know today as, “Old Glory”. In 1916 President Wilson made a proclamation declaring 14 June as National Flag Day. In 1937 the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania became the one and only state to celebrate Flag Day as a state holiday.
The U.S. flag code states the following;
Raise the flag briskly. Lower it ceremoniously.
Never allow the flag to touch the ground or floor.
Do not fly the flag in bad weather, unless it is an all-weather flag.
The flag can only be flown at night if properly illuminated. Otherwise, it should only be flown from sunrise to sunset.
The flag should always be allowed to fall free.
The flag should never be used to carry, store, or deliver anything.
Never fly the flag upside down except to signal an emergency. When hung over a sidewalk on a rope extending from a building, the stars are always away from the building.
When the flag is hung over a street running east to west, the stars are always toward the north.
When the flag is hung over a street running north to south, the stars are always toward the east.
When a group of flags is being displayed, the U.S. flag should be at the center and at the highest point. The only exception is when the flag of another nation is being flown all national flags should be of the same size and fly at the same height.
The flag can be displayed on all days, but in particular it should be flown on:
New Year’s Day, Inauguration Day, Lincoln’s Birthday, Washington’s Birthday, Easter Sunday, Mother’s Day, Armed Forces Day, Memorial Day, Flag Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Constitution Day, Columbus Day, Navy Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible with liberty and justice for all.