Today in History: Flag Day

Elmhurst flag day, June 18, 1939, Du Page County centennial
Today in History–June 14–the Library of Congress features Flag Day, which celebrates the adoption of the first design of the United States flag by the Continental Congress on this date in 1777. Did you know that there have been 27 official versions of the flag? Get more fascinating flag facts by visiting the Today in History section (see the April 13 entry on the Grand Old Flag as well), then follow the links below to access flag-related primary sources and teaching resources.

Flag Day image set

American flag images

American flag sheet music

Songs related to the American flag

Books and other texts related to the American flag

Flag Day historical newspaper mentions

Flag legislation

The History and Myths Surrounding the U.S. Flag streaming webcast

Library blog posts

Edition for Educators—The Grand Old Flag US House of Representatives: History, Art & Archives

Teaching resources

Primary Source Spotlight: U.S. Symbols