We fly Old Glory every day — weather permitting.
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 2018 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 15
- Inauguration Day: January 20
- Lincoln’s Birthday: February 12
- President’s Day/Washington’s Birthday: February 19
- National Vietnam War Veterans Day: March 29
- Easter Sunday: April 1
- VE Day: May 8
- Mother’s Day: May 13
- Peace Officer’s Memorial Day: May 15 (half-staff)
- Armed Forces Day: May 20
- Memorial Day: May 28 (half-staff until noon)
- D-Day: June 6
- Flag Day / Army’s Birthday: June 14
- Father’s Day: June 17
- Independence Day: July 4
- National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day: July 27
- Coast Guard Birthday: August 4
- VJ Day: September 2
- Labor Day: September 3
- Patriot Day: September 11 (half-staff)
- POW/MIA Recognition Day: September 15
- Constitution Day: September 17
- Air Force Birthday: September 18
- Gold Star Mother’s Day: September 24
- Columbus Day: October 8
- Navy Birthday: October 27
- Election Day: November 8, 2016
- Marine Corps Birthday: November 10
- Veterans Day: November 11
- Thanksgiving Day: November 22
- Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day: December 7 (half-staff)
- National Guard Birthday: December 13
- Christmas Day: December 25
- Birthdays of States: (The date of admission)
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
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
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
And don’t forget your Old Glory Flag Etiquette that I post 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.
Here’s to a Happy, Healthy, Safe and Prosperous 2018!
At *your* service,