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June 14, 2013
The United States celebrates Flag Day on June 14. This day observes the adoption of the “Stars and Stripes” as the official flag of the United States. Americans see their flag as a symbol of the freedom they enjoy every day.
Have your students read the Presidential Proclamation from 2012 on Flag Day and National Flag Week. Ask students to work in small groups to identify and take notes on what each paragraph is about. Next, have students research the history and meaning of their own national flag and write a proclamation that your country’s leader could give if he or she wanted to make a similar speech.
Introduce your national flag to the world. What are the colors and symbols are on your flag, and what do they mean?
Post your answers on your Facebook wall to get the discussion going!