Friday, June 14, 2024

Governor Cooper Declares June 14 as Flag Day Honoring our nation's symbol of history, freedom and democracy

Jun 14, 2024

In commemoration of Old Glory, Governor Roy Cooper declared June 14, 2024, as Flag Day. This national day of observance recognizes the adoption of the flag of the United States on June 14, 1777, and pays homage to this symbol of democracy and freedom that serves as a beacon for all Americans. All North Carolinians are encouraged to display the U.S. flag at full staff to honor our country, history, service members and veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces.

“Old Glory has stood for centuries as a symbol of the freedom and democracy upon which the United States was built,” said Governor Cooper. “On Flag Day, we honor and recognize this symbol of our nation’s history and the courageous servicemembers who protect our nation’s freedoms at home and abroad each day.”

This year marks the 247th anniversary of the Flag Resolution of 1777, a nationally observed event proclaimed by President Woodrow Wilson in 1916. In 1949, U.S. Congress designated June 14 as National Flag Day, a day that also commemorates the birthday of the U.S. Army. 

Today, Flag Day is celebrated with parades, essay contests, ceremonies, and picnics sponsored by veterans' groups, schools and other organizations to recognize the traditions, history, pride and respect that Old Glory represents. 

We invite you to visit the NC Department of Administration's flag information page to learn how you can sign up for flag notifications, purchase a U.S. or NC flag, and more.

Read Governor Cooper's proclamations honoring Flag Day and Birthday of the U.S. Army