This June 14th America will be celebrating it’s 101st Flag Day! President Woodrow Wilson scheduled the first Flag Day in 1916. Flag Day never became a national holiday but just the same Americans love to celebrate our flag. Here are some fun facts we found about Old Glory. Check out Kids Konnect to learn even more!
The American flag’s nickname is “stars and stripes” also referred to as “Old Glory”
The flag’s design has changed 27 times over it’s history and was last changed in 1960 to include our 50th state, Hawaii
The 13 stripes on the flag represent the 13 colonies
There is a star for each of the 50 states, go ahead and count them!
The design of our current 50 star flag was designed by a high school student for a class project and he only got a B- as his final grade (mentalfloss.com)