Days to Raise the American Flag: 2022

Official days to raise the America

We fly Old Glory every day — weather permitting. Photo to the right is a morning shot after our first frost here in Mississippi.

We have a flagpole with solar lights on the top so we can keep her flying at night. Nothing like the Stars and Stripes on a clear night with too many stars to count in the background!

While some attack what Old Glory stands for; we fly her proudly. Hope you will do the same!

My Name is Old Glory;
Long May I Wave

Below are the official 2022 dates that are recognized as days to raise the Flag, including when you should fly at half-staff.

Days to Raise the American Flag

  • New Year’s Day: January 1
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day: January 17
  • Lincoln’s Birthday: February 12
  • President’s Day/Washington’s Birthday: February 21
  • St. Patrick’s Day: March 17
  • National Vietnam War Veterans Day: March 29
  • National Former Prisoner of War Recognition Day: April 9
  • Easter Sunday: April 17
  • Loyalty Day: May 1
  • International Firefighters Day: May 4
  • VE Day: May 8 77th Anniversary in 2021

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

“Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there…”

  • Mother’s Day: May 8
  • Peace Officer’s Memorial Day: May 15 (half-staff)
  • Armed Forces Day: May 21
  • Memorial Day: May 30 (half-staff until noon)
  • Remember D-Day: June 6 — 78th Anniversary in 2021
  • Flag Day / Army’s Birthday: June 14
  • Father’s Day: June 19
  • Independence Day: July 4
  • National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day: July 27
  • Coast Guard’s Birthday: August 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
Paracord Paul Veteran-made Gear

“Star-spangled banner yet wave…”

  • VJ Day: September 2
  • Labor Day: September 5
  • Patriot Day: September 11 (half-staff)
  • Constitution Day: September 17
  • POW/MIA Recognition Day: September 17
  • Air National Guard Birthday: September 18
  • Air Force Birthday: September 18
  • Gold Star Mother’s Day: September 25
  • National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Day: October 8 (half-staff)
  • Columbus Day: October 10
  • Navy’s Birthday: October 13
  • Election Day: November 2

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

“The land of the free and the home of the brave…”

  • Marine Corps Birthday: November 10
  • Veterans Day: November 11
  • Thanksgiving Day: November 25
  • Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day: December 7 (half-staff) 81st Anniversary in 2022
  • National Guard’s Birthday: December 13
  • Christmas Day: December 25
The American Flag does not fly because the wind moves past it. The American Flag flies from the last breath of each Soldier, Sailor, Airman and Marine who has died protecting it.
Author Unknown

Birthdays of States: (raise on the date of admission)

  • Alabama: December 14
  • Alaska: January 3
  • Arizona: February 14
  • Arkansas: June 15
  • California: September 9
  • Colorado: August 1
  • Connecticut: January 9
  • Delaware: December 7
  • Florida: March 3
  • Georgia: January 2
  • Hawaii: August 21
  • Idaho: July 3
  • Illinois: December 3
  • Indiana: December 11
  • Iowa: December 28
  • Kansas: January 29
  • Kentucky: June 1
  • Louisiana: April 30
  • Maine: March 15
  • Maryland: April 28
  • Massachusetts: February 6
  • Michigan; January 26
  • Minnesota: May 11
  • Mississippi: December 10
  • Missouri: August 10
  • Montana: November 8
  • Nebraska: March 1
  • Nevada: October 31
  • New Hampshire: June 21
  • New Jersey December 14
  • New Mexico: January 6
  • New York: July 26
  • North Carolina: November 21
  • North Dakota: November 2
  • Pennsylvania: December 12
  • Ohio: March 1
  • Oklahoma: November 1 6
  • Oregon: February 14
  • Rhode Island: May 29
  • South Carolina: May 23
  • South Dakota: November 2
  • Tennessee: June 1
  • Texas: December 29
  • Utah: January 4
  • Vermont: March 4
  • Virginia: June 25
  • Washington: November 11
  • West Virginia: June 20
  • Wisconsin: May 29
  • Wyoming: July 10

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

Pledge of Allegiance

I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.

Every Red Blooded American Patriot

Here’s to a Happy, Healthy, Safe, and Prosperous 2022!