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“The nation which forgets its defenders will be itself forgotten”
~ Calvin Coolidge (1872-1933)

Days to Raise the American Flag: 2015

We fly Old Glory every day — weather permitting. Below are the official 2015 dates that are recognized as days to raise the Flag, including when you should fly at half-staff.

New Year’s Day: January 1
Martin Luther King Jr. Day: January 19
Inauguration Day: January 20, 2017
Lincoln’s Birthday: February 12
President’s Birthday: February 16
Washington’s Birthday: February 22
Easter Sunday: April 5

If anyone, then, asks me the meaning of our flag, I say to him – it means just what Concord and Lexington meant; what Bunker Hill meant; which was, in short, the rising up of a valiant young people against an old tyranny to establish the most momentous doctrine that the world had ever known – the right of men to their own selves and to their liberties. ~Henry Ward Beecher

Mother’s Day: May 10
Peace Officer’s Memorial Day: May 15 (half-staff)
Armed Forces Day: May 16
Memorial Day: May 25 (half-staff)
D-Day: June 6
Flag Day: June 14
Father’s Day: June 21
Independence Day: July 4

I swing before your eyes as a bright gleam of color, a symbol of yourself, the pictured suggestion of that big thing which makes this nation. My stars and my stripes are your dream and your labors. They are bright with cheer, brilliant with courage, firm with faith, because you have made them so out of your heart. For you are the makers of the flag and it is well that you glory in the making. ~Franklin Knight Lane

Korean War Veterans Day: July 27
Labor Day: September 7
Patriot Day: September 11 (half-staff)
Constitution Day: September 17
Gold Star Mother’s Day: September 27
Columbus Day: October 12
Navy Birthday: October 13
Election Day: November 8, 2016

The flag of the United States has not been created by rhetorical sentences in declarations of independence and in bills of rights. It has been created by the experience of a great people, and nothing is written upon it that has not been written by their life. It is the embodiment, not of a sentiment, but of a history. ~Woodrow Wilson

Marine Corps Birthday: November 10
Veterans Day: November 11
Thanksgiving Day: November 26
Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day: December 7 (half-staff)
Christmas Day: December 25
Birthdays of States: (The date of admission)

And don’t forget your Old Glory Flag Etiquette that I repost every 4th of July!

“The American Flag does not fly because the wind moves past it. The American Flag flies from the last breath of each Solider, Sailor, Airman and Marine who has died protecting it.”
~Author Unknown

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