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​Everything You Need To Know About Flag Holidays

​Everything You Need To Know About Flag Holidays

Posted by Hayley Adams on Nov 18th 2021

With the holidays swiftly approaching and everyone feeling merry and bright, except for the scruges (you know who you are), we figured it’s the perfect time to share everything we know about flag holidays.

As many of you know, The flag should be displayed from sunrise to sunset on all days, but especially on the following holidays, a.k.a flag holidays. Here is your flag holiday guide to 2022, categorized by season, and why you should fly your American Flags on those days.

Winter

January 1: New Year’s Day

At the beginning of a new year, it is important for our country to come together as Americans as we seek another year of American greatness.

The third Monday in January: Martin Luther King Jr. Day

MLK made amazing strides to racial justice in America and this is the day show help show our growth and support.

January 20: Inauguration Day

America has a proud tradition of peacefully transferring power, and that is something every American can stand behind.

February 12: Lincoln’s Birthday

On this day we honor Abraham Lincoln legacy as he officially ended slavery.

February 22: Washington’s Birthday

George Washington defined what it meant to be an American president, he deserves some appreciation.

The third Monday in February: Presidents Day

Our presidents represent our country and lead us through challenges and we want to honor all of them for that.

Spring

The second Sunday in May: Mother’s Day

You wouldn’t be here without your mom, they deserve recognition and we want to give it to them.

May 15: Peace Officer’s Memorial Day

On this day we pay tribute to the local, state, and federal peace officers who either died or were disabled in the line of duty. Flags are flown at half-mast.

Third Saturday in May: Armed Forces Day

Armed Forces Day recognizes the services of all members of the American military.

Last Monday in May: Memorial Day

Memorial Day pays tribute to those that died while serving in the U.S. military. Flags are flown at half-mast until noon.

June 14: Flag Day

Flag Day celebrates the adoption of the American.

June 14: Army Day

On this day we give thanks to all servicemen in the American Army.

Summer

July 4: Independence Day

The 4th of July marks the beginning of the United States of America. We fly our flags on this day because we are proud to be Americans!

July 27: Korean War Veterans Day

The Korean War was among the deadliest conflicts in American history. We fly our flags at half-mast on this day to honor the sacrifices of Korean War veterans.

First Monday in September: Labor Day

Labor Day we celebrates the legacy of the labor movement and the laborers who built the America we all know and love.

September 17: Constitution Day

On this day we celebrate the document that has defined American democracy for nearly 250 years.

September 17: Air Force Day

Air Force Day allows us to show our appreciation of all servicemen and women in the U.S. Air Force.

Fall

October 12: Columbus Day

Christopher Columbus discovered the Americas. On this day we remember the first European to see the land that would become America.

October 27: Navy Day

Navy Day recognizes the service of all members of the U.S. Navy.

First Tuesday in November: Election Day

Elections are the bedrock of American democracy. This is our chance to show our support for the electoral process.

November 11: Veterans Day

Veterans Day honors the services of all veterans, past and present. We fly our flags to show our gratefulness.

Fourth Thursday in November: Thanksgiving Day

Thanksgiving is one of America’s biggest national holidays, it’s only right we give thanks to America.

December 7: Pearl Harbor Day

Pearl Harbor was one of the deadliest tragedies in American military history. On this day we fly our flags at half-mast to remember the fallen.