Flag Day and Honor America Days 2012

Field of flagsToday is Flag Day and the beginning of Honor America Days.

Flag Day commemorates the adoption of the flag by the Second Continental Congress on June 14, 1777.

Americans are encouraged to fly the flag during the entire week, which is National Flag Week.

36 USC § 112 describes Honor America Days:

(a) Designation.— The 21 days from Flag Day through Independence Day is a period to honor America.

(b) Congressional Declaration.— Congress declares that there be public gatherings and activities during that period at which the people of the United States can celebrate and honor their country in an appropriate way.
Let us honor our flag today and this week and honor our country for the next three weeks until we celebrate Independence Day.

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