Pledge to Our Flag

Learn the meaning behind the pledge of allegiance and what dates you should fly your American flag.

Explanation of the Pledge of Allegiance

To pledge is to promise.

Allegiance is to be loyal.

A republic is a nation where everyone has a say in the governing of the nation.

One nation under God means that we are one nation in the sight of God.

Indivisible means that though the United States is made from many parts, those parts make one whole, which cannot be torn apart. This is what the civil war was fought about.

With liberty... for all means that everyone in the United States has equal rights.

And justice for all means that if you must go to court, you will be treated the same, no matter who you are.

The American Flag Should Be Flown on the Following Dates:

  • New Year's Day, January 1st
  • Inauguration Day, January 20th
  • Martin Luther King Birthday, 3rd Monday in January
  • Lincoln's Birthday, February 12th
  • Washington's Birthday, 3rd Monday in January
  • Easter Sunday, variable dates each year
  • Mother's Day, 2nd Sunday in May
  • Armed Forces Day, 3rd Saturday in May
  • Memorial Day, Last Monday in May (the flag flies at half staff until noon)
  • Flag Day, June 14th
  • Independence Day, July 4th
  • Labor Day, 1st Monday in September
  • Constitution Day, September 17th
  • Columbus Day, 2nd Monday in October
  • Navy Day, October 27th
  • Veterans Day, November 11th
  • Thanksgiving Day, 4th Thursday in November
  • Christmas Day, December 25th
  • AND all other days which may be proclaimed by the President of the United States, as well as the birthdays of the date of admission of each State and all State Holidays.