Happy Flag Day: Display Days List

Today is Flag Day in the U. S. A., and here's the list of Flag Display Days I promised to post.

You may know someone who has an actual flagpole in their yard on which they raise and lower the flag each day.

If you have a smaller flag, you may wonder when it's correct to display your flag, other than on Flag Day.

These are the standard dates that the flag can be displayed. You can also display it on other days as proclaimed by the President of the United States, and on "birthdays" of states, that is, the date the state was admitted to the Union, and on state holidays.

Flag Display Days

New Year's Day — January 1
Inauguration Day —January 20
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day —3rd Monday in January
Lincoln's Birthday —February 1
Washington's Birthday (Presidents' Day) —3rd Monday in February
Easter Sunday —Date varies each year
National Vietnam War Veterans Day —March 29
Mother's Day —2nd Sunday in May
Peace Officers Memorial Day (fly at half-staff) —May 15
Armed Forces Day —3rd Saturday in May
Memorial Day (half-staff until noon) —last Monday in May
Flag Day —June 14
Father's Day —3rd Sunday in June
Independence Day —July 4
National Korean War Vetrans Armistice Day —July 27
Labor Day —1st Monday in September
Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance (half-staff) —September 11
POW/MIA Recognition Day —3rd Friday in September
Constitution and Citizenship Day —September 17
Columbus Day —2nd Monday in October
Navy Day — October 27
Veterans Day —November 11
Thanksgiving Day —4th Thursday in November
National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day (half-staff) —December 7
Christmas Day —December 25th

Takeaway Truth

I was surprised by some of these dates. For example, I never thought of flying the flag on Thanksgiving or Christmas Days.

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