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 2020 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 20
- Coast Guard Birthday: February 9
- Lincoln’s Birthday: February 12
- President’s Day/Washington’s Birthday: February 17
- 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 12
- Loyalty Day: May 1
- International Firefighters Day: May 4
- VE Day: May 8 75th Anniversary in 2020
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 10
- Peace Officer’s Memorial Day: May 15 (half-staff)
- Armed Forces Day: May 16
- Memorial Day: May 25 (half-staff until noon)
- Remember D-Day: June 6 — 75th Anniversary in 2019
- Flag Day / Army’s Birthday: June 14
- Father’s Day: June 21
- Independence Day: July 4
- National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day: July 27
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
“Star-spangled banner yet wave…”
- VJ Day: September 2
- Labor Day: September 7
- Patriot Day: September 11 (half-staff)
- Constitution Day: September 17
- POW/MIA Recognition Day: September 18
- Air National Guard Birthday: September 18
- Air Force Birthday: September 18
- Gold Star Mother’s Day: September 27
- Columbus Day: October 12
- Navy Birthday: October 13
- Election Day: November 3
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 26
- Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day: December 7 (half-staff)
- National Guard Birthday: December 13
- Christmas Day: December 25
- Birthdays of States: (The date of admission.)
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.
Here’s to a Happy, Healthy, Safe and Prosperous 2020!
At *your* service,
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