Flag Day 2019 With the GPO



Federal document resources for Flag Day reposted from govinfo

Federal law (36 U.S.C. 110) designates June 14 as Flag Day, and:

  • calls on U.S. government officials to display the flag of the United States on all government buildings on Flag Day, and
  • urges the people of the United States to observe Flag Day as the anniversary of the adoption on June 14, 1777, by the Continental Congress of the Stars and Stripes as the official flag of the United States.

“Resolved, that the flag of the United States be thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field representing a new constellation.”

Resolution of the Continental Congress at Philadelphia on June 14, 1777

84 FR 27699 – Flag Day and National Flag Week, 2019 
Presidential Proclamation 9905 of June 7, 2019

18 U.S.C. 700 – Desecration of the flag of the United States; penalties

Our Flag, S. Doc. 109-18, July 18, 2006 (PDF), is a Senate Document by the Joint Committee on Printing that briefly describes the history of the flag, and sets forth the practices and observances appropriate to its display.

Purchase a printed copy of Our Flag as well as related publications, from GPO’s online bookstore.

Learn more about Flag Day from the Library of Congress’ Today in History  and America’s Story from America’s Library

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