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Old Glory, as the American flag is often referred to, symbolizes our country’s heritage and freedom. For seniors who served or had a loved one serve during a period of war or conflict, the American flag can be especially meaningful. It represents pride, sacrifice, courage, and determination.
Each year, we celebrate Flag Day on June 14. This is the date when the U.S. flag was officially adopted in 1777. Many Americans honor this day by flying the American flag at their home or business. If you are one of them, it’s important to know the etiquette rules for displaying and caring for the American flag.
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Here are the key rules that relate to the American flag:
Flag etiquette rules that relate to parades, presentations, and processions are also important to know. They include the following:
Flag Day Celebration
If you will be hosting or attending a Flag Day celebration, one tasty treat to add to your menu is fruit tart flags. Our easy-to-follow recipe is sure to be a hit with partygoers!