Origin of flag day
First recorded in 1910–15
- June 14, the anniversary of the day (June 14, 1777) when Congress adopted the Stars and Stripes as the national flag of the United States.
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Examples from the Web for flag day
Packing for prisoners three mornings a week, canteen work twice, and every Flag-day going.The War-Workers
It is interesting to note that to-day is the anniversary of the day that was not a Flag-day last year.
After what men have suffered from the flag-day sex, no wonder they get vindictive when they have a chance of retaliation.
In case he should discover any new land, arrangements have been made to hold a flag-day for the inhabitants, if any.
- British a day on which money is collected by a charity and small flags, emblems, or stickers are given to contributors
- June 14, the annual holiday in the US to celebrate the adoption in 1777 of the Stars and Stripes
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