flag day


capitalized F&D : June 14 observed in various states in commemoration of the adoption in 1777 of the official U.S. flag
British : a day on which charitable contributions are solicited in exchange for small flags

Examples of flag day in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Watch the water before jumping in, even on green flag days. 3. Elizabeth Pritchett, Fox News, 21 June 2024 Congressional legislation designating that date as the national Flag Day was signed into law by President Harry Truman in 1949; the legislation also called upon the president to issue a flag day proclamation every year. Leada Gore | Lgore@al.com, al, 14 June 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1894, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of flag day was in 1894

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“Flag day.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flag%20day. Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

Flag Day

: June 14 observed in some states as the anniversary of the adoption of the U.S. flag in 1777
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