Flag Day is a day reserved for honoring the national flag of our country. It is celebrated on June 14th each year in the United States and represents the date in 1777 when the U.S. got approval on the design of the national flag.  

The stars and stripes of our national flag became official on June 14th, 1777, during the Revolutionary War. Each colony had their own flag, but the declaration of independence made it necessary to come together under one united flag to represent our nation. The flag had 13 stripes alternating red and white along with 13 stars on top of the blue area to represent the 13 colonies.  

In 1818, the U.S. congress added new stars to represent each new state that entered the union. Today our flag still has those original 13 red and white stripes along with 50 stars to showcase the 50 states of our nation.  

Teens holding American Flag for Flag Day

The end product here is, of course, greater than the sum of its parts. It stands for freedom and unity for all who fly it, and we here at PMG think that’s pretty great!