Flag Day

American flag on blue background. Flag Day

On June 14th, we celebrate Flag Day! This day commemorates the adoption of the Stars and Stripes as the official flag of the United States. When the American Revolution broke out in 1775, the colonists were not fighting united under a single flag. Instead, most regiments participating in the war for independence fought under their own flags. The Second Continental Congress met in Philadelphia to create the Continental Army hoping for a more united battle against its colonial oppressors. This led to the creation of what was the first American Flag. The 50 stars in the top left corner symbolize the 50 states, and the 13 stripes represent the 13 original colonies.

The red, white, and blue was not a coincidence. The founding fathers wanted the colors to have meaning, not just look aesthetically pleasing. Red symbolizes hardiness and valor, white symbolizes purity and innocence, and blue represents vigilance, perseverance, and justice.

Join Zeiders in celebrating Flag Day by displaying our nation’s symbol, as many Americans do in front of their homes, businesses, and schools, as part of a long tradition of honoring the flag, its customs, and courtesies.