The summer is here, and with that comes plenty of opportunity to honor life, enjoy the weather, and create memories with your loved ones. We are dedicating this summer to you, America. With things back to normal, we hope you will take the opportunity to observe some great holidays celebrated here in the USA! Here are a few things to look forward to this Summer.
American Flag Day and National Flag Week
On June 14th, 1777 the Second Continental Congress passed a resolution that the “United States flag be 13 stripes, alternating red and white”. This represents the 13 original colonies of the United States. Additionally, the resolution desired “the union to be 13 stars, white in a blue field, representing a new constellation”. Over the years, stars were added to the flag as the United States grew, but the stripes have remained the same.
We celebrate June 14th, as the birth date of American symbolism. The color red represents hardiness and valor; white symbolizes purity and innocence; blue represents vigilance, perseverance, and justice. Over the years, Americans have dedicated, and even sacrificed their lives for the preservation of these American values. That is why the United States flag is more than stars and stripes. It is our symbol of patriotic values, which connect every American past and present.
National Flag Week is a Presidential proclamation which has been ordered every year since 1966. The proclamation designates the week of June 14th, as National Flag Week. This calls on all citizens of the United States to display the flag during the week Flag Day occurs.
Juneteenth day celebrates and symbolizes the ending of slavery in the United States. On September 22, 1862 President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation but it wasn’t until June 19, 1865 that all slaves were finally freed. There are many ways to observe Juneteenth all of which celebrate black culture from fine arts, food and entertainment to flying the Juneteenth Flag. The flag uses the colors red, white, and blue which is the same as the United States flag. This emphasizes that those formerly enslaved and their descendants are American citizens.
This nationally observed holiday always falls on the third Sunday of June, which happens to be June 20 this year. There isn’t any one way to celebrate this holiday, although most tend to spend time with their father. It is a day which honors the person who gave life to you, and thank them for raising you. Every father is different, but if this is a holiday you choose to observe, we hope you do so knowing that you are loved and supported. Have you considered gifting your dad with a Custom Designed Flag this Fathers Day? Custom Flag Company’s in house graphic artists are capable of designing just about anything your heart desires. Reach out to us HERE.
July 4th is the birth date of our nation. We celebrate the Declaration of Independence, a document that declared the freedom of the original 13 colonies from British rule. Over the years, the United States has grown in both land and people, but the importance of this day remains. As an American citizen, we are entitled to the rights and freedoms that many people around the world will never enjoy. It is a privilege to live in the United States, and as such this holiday should be observed with gratitude above all else.
In celebration of these freedoms, July 4th is an anticipated holiday weekend kicking off July and mid-summer fun. Backyard barbeques, pool parties, parades, and firework shows are a typical 4th of July experience. As a flag company, July 4th is our favorite holiday to celebrate. Seeing our country come together, flying the stars and stripes fulfills a sense of pride and purpose in the work we do.
Are you prepared for the 4th of July? Do you have a US flag you can proudly fly? Custom Flag Company has everything you need for US flags and flag poles. July 4th will be here before you know it. Reach out to us on our website HERE, give us a call at 303-431-1117, or visit our shop today.
We are looking forward to a great American summer!