Posted by: Waring Hills | 14 June 2011

Everyday Is Flag Day At Patriots Point!

Betsy Ross flag

On 14 June 1777, the Continental Congress passed a resolution which stated:

Resolved, that the flag of the United States be thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new Constellation.

It was not until President Truman signed a Congressional Act in August 1949, that National Flag Day became an official United States sanctioned date.

Out by the gift shop and parking lot is our tallest flag pole and largest flag with POW flag underneath, and surrounded by six service flags (USA, USMC, USAF, USN, USCG and Merchant Marine).

At Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum, everyday is Flag Day. Fifty-five flags fly at Patriots Point with thirty-one of them being the flag of the United States. Our flag is a symbol of the nation with all its citizens being the life blood of our nation and many of them have defended our flag on foreign shores. The flag is a powerful, emotive force to many…just remember how the nation looked after 9/11 and flags were displayed everywhere on buildings, on cars, on windows, on shirts, you name it…

Read the News and Courier story on Flag Day here…

Twenty-two American flags fly down our pier.


Our Merchant Marine lifeboat flies these flags out by the parking lot.


Another large flag is on permanent display in Hangar Bay 3, Boy and Girl Scouts will readily recognize this one as it is their assembly area for meals.



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