Facts About the American Flag for Kids

The American flag is a symbol of the United States of America. It is a beautiful flag that represents the pride and patriotism of the American people. Here are some facts about the American flag that every kid should know:

1. The American flag has 50 stars and 13 stripes. The stars represent the 50 states of America, while the stripes represent the 13 original colonies that rebelled against British rule and became the United States.

2. The first American flag was made in 1777 by Betsy Ross, a Philadelphia seamstress, who sewed the first flag for George Washington.

3. The American flag is also known as the “Stars and Stripes” or “Old Glory.”

4. The American flag has a special code of etiquette that shows respect for the flag. For example, it should never touch the ground or be flown upside down except in situations of distress.

5. The American flag is the only flag that can be flown at the same height as the flag of another country.

6. The American flag is flown at half-staff, or lowered, in times of mourning or national tragedy.

7. There is a special song called “The Star-Spangled Banner” that is sung when the American flag is raised.

8. The American flag is a symbol of freedom, democracy, and the American way of life.

9. There is a special ceremony called “retiring the flag,” in which an old or worn-out American flag is respectfully burned in a special ceremony.

10. The American flag is often used to show support for the military, veterans, and first responders.

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