Did you know any of these Interesting Facts about the American Flag?
★ Pennsylvania is the only state that observes Flag Day as a state holiday.
★ Our beautiful flag has been changed 27 times. The final change in 1960 was adding an extra star for our 50th state, Hawaii.
★ There are six American flags on the moon. Five are standing, but Neil Armstrong’s fell over.
★ After a tragedy or death, the flag is flown only half of the way up the pole. On land, it’s called “half staff” and “half mast” on a ship.
★ A Vexillologist is someone who studies flags.
★ Each color of our flag has an important meaning: Red stands for hardiness and valor. White symbolizes purity and innocence. Blue represents vigilance, perseverance and justice.
★ When displaying a flag on a wall or window the blue field should be in the upper left corner.
★ The military uses 13 important and symbolic folds when they fold the American flag.
★ The Washington monument has 50 flags around it, flying 24 hours a day!
★ When multiple flags are on a pole or mast, the U.S. flag always flies at the very top, above all others.
Did you enjoy these flag facts? Did you know any? Do you know any not mentioned here?
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