On June 14th, Americans celebrate the national flag. Also known as the "Stars and Stripes" or "Old Glory," the first American flag was approved by the Continental Congress on June 14, 1777. In 1818, after 5 more states joined the Union, Congress passed legislation fixing the number of stripes at 13 and requiring that the number of stars equal the number of states. In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation that officially established June 14 as Flag Day. Each year the United States citizens fly the American flag on June 14th and the week following.
These Flag Day songs are available from a variety of albums:
America the Beautiful - Traditional, Katharine Lee Bates
America (My Country, 'Tis of Thee) – Traditional, Samuel Francis Smith
The American Revolution Musical Play – Bad Wolf Press
Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor – West LA Children's Choir
Holding the Flag – US Military Band
It's The Flag Along The Way – Bobby Susser
Let's Sing About America – Marilyn M. Linford
The Original 13 Colonies Song – Tim Pacific
Old Glory –Learning by Song/Barbara Speicher
Our Flag – Linda Brown/Dr. Thomas Moore
Patriotic Medley – Judy Leonard
Pledge of Allegiance – Mrs. Music & W.L.A. Children's Choir
Pledge of Allegiance – Music With Mar.
Proud to be an American – Music With Mar.
Red, White and Blue – Debbie Clement
Red, White and Blue – Two of a Kind
The Star-Spangled Banner – Francis Scott Key
U.S.A. – Barbara Speicher
You're a Grand Old Flag – George M. Cohan
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