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In the United States, Flag Day is celebrated on June 14. It commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States, which happened on that day in 1777 by resolution of the Second Continental Congress. The United States Army also celebrates the Army Birthday on this date.

In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation that officially established June 14 as Flag Day; in August 1949, National Flag Day was established by an Act of Congress. Flag Day is not an official federal holiday.

To earn your Flag Pride Merit Badge, do the following:

Write a report on your STATE flag. If more than one scout resides in your house, each scout should report on a different state’s flag. Describe the symbolism behind the flag and how it came to be. Publish your report at the campfire during the week of June 14th. If you are not a U.S. resident, tell us about your country’s flag.

On Flag Day, we will also be throwing out some fun flag trivia around the campfire. Don’t miss out!