Sunday was Flag Day — and a celebration of all things stars and stripes was happening in Old City Philadelphia where this nation’s flag was created.
Did you know that Pennsylvania was the first and only state to designate Flag Day a state holiday? If not, head to one of these celebratory events honoring the symbol of our country!
On Independence Mall, bystanders got a Flag Day surprise when members of the Fastrax Skydiving Team made a grand entrance from above, carrying gigantic American flags.
When it’s time to retire your flag, officials say, bring it to the courthouse and deposit the flag in the box.
And the flag is only part of the celebration.
There was a flag raising ceremony outside Independence Hall on Thursday. The 78th Army Band played and members of the Philadelphia chapter of Tuskegee Airmen were on hand.
The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support from Northeast Philadelphia demonstrated how to hand-embroider the presidential flag.
History is everywhere in the nation’s first capital, from the cobblestone streets of Old City to the grassy quads of Penn. So it’s no surprise that the creator of our nation’s flag and one of the most important women in American history, Betsy Ross, lived and worked right here in Philadelphia
by KYW’s Mike Dougherty Monday is Flag Day and one local country club is saying thank you to those who have defended the stars and stripes by making them members for a day.