The Flag of the United States

"ůso that children could learn about the flag
and the sacrifices that made it what it was today."

- 1889 National Encampment (Convention)
Grand Army of the Republic

 Flag carried by the 2nd Michigan Infantry in the Civil WarFollowing the Civil War, the men who had fought under the flag of the United States knew of the great sacrifices that had been made to preserve the Union and they wanted others, namely students, to know about the flag and what it means to each of us. As Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, we have a responsibility to educate others about the flag of the United States and the proper respect it deserves.

Here you can print or download one of our Flag Facts Flyers - filled with flag facts, history and trivia or link to The United States Flag Code - a list of all the rules and laws on how to carry the flag, when to salute the flag and more.

Although most schools have dismissed for summer vacation, June 14 is still a day you should encourage your students to celebrate. To learn about Flag Day and more about our flag, visit the Flag Day Web site.

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