America’s Flag Day marks the Second Continental Congress’ adoption of the first U.S. national flag on June 14, 1777. The first flag, thanks to Betsy Ross’ sewing prowess, featured the same 13 red and white stripes we see today. The number and arrangement of stars, however, has changed as the number of states have increased over the centuries. The current flag has remained the same since 1960. Will we ever go from 50 to 51?
FLAG DAY ACTIVITIES
Plan a costume contest as part of a BBQ
The stars and stripes aren't just for flags anymore. Take the opportunity on Flag Day to sport the red, white and blue on socks, bathing suits, and hairstyles. It's a perfect day to celebrate your patriotism with a fun twist.
Teach your kids or less informed friends a history lesson
An American flag trivia game is a quick and easy way to learn a few tidbits. Most people know that each star represents a state, but do they know that a new star only appears on the July 4 following a state's admission to the Union? Trivia - bam!
Make a healthy patriotic snack
Strawberries, blueberries, marshmallows, OH MY! Some of our favorite fruits lend themselves very well to creating flag-themed cakes, so roll with it. Fine, marshmallows aren't a fruit, but they're basically a summer necessity, so we'll let it slide.