Free Flag Day Coloring, Crafts and Activity Pages

May 3, 2010

Flag Day is celebrated every year on June 14th. The first US flag created by Betsy Ross had 13 stripes, 6 white and 7 red stripes, with a circle of 13 stars on a blue field representing the 13 original colonies. Over the years there have been several different versions of the American Flag, brought about by changes in our country. The current flag still has the same 13 strips while the blue field now holds 50 stars, one for each state.

Flag Day was celebrated unofficially for many years by many states starting in 1885. On May 30th 1916 President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation officially establishing June 14th as Flag day. It wasn’t until August 3rd, 1949 though, President Truman signed an Act of Congress that designated June 14th as a National Flag Day.

Also known as “Old Glory”, “The Stars and Stripes” and “The Star Spangled Banner”, the United States Flag is flown in front of millions of US homes across the nation as a symbol of our freedom and independence. As a mother, as a daughter and as a citizen of the United States of America, I am given the choice to decide what party to belong to and what religion to practice, and for that freedom, I proudly display my American Flag. I teach my children to be independent thinkers and to honor those that helped to give them the freedom to do so. They love to color the American Flag and Flag Day is a great way to remember the Flag and the freedom that it stand for.

Free Flag Day Coloring Pages:

The first two pages are some of our favorites, it has an online feature to use a crayon to color in the Flag Day pictures right on the computer. You can print them out already colored, or print them out in black and white and color them with crayons. Lots of fun!

Free Flag Day Crafts and Activities:

United States Flag Facts and History:

How to Properly Fold and Display the US Flag:

Enjoy & have a happy Flag Day!

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