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Days to Fly the American Flag

While the flag can (and often should) be displayed daily from sunrise to sunset, the Heart of Texas Veterans Memorial lists the following as patriotic days of display, and with the POW/MIA flag and the Texas state flag.
  • New Year’s Day (January 1)
  • Texas Confederate Heroes Day (January 19)
  • Inauguration Day (January 20, every 4 years)
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Observed 3rd Monday in January) born 15 Jan 1929 died 4 Apr 1968.
  • Paris Peace Accords to End Vietnam War↙ (January 27) in 1973.
  • Modern US Coast Guard Birthday↙ (January 28) The Modern US Coast Guard established in 1915.
  • Lincoln’s Birthday (February 12) born 12 Feb 1809 died 15 Apr 1865.
  • Washington’s Birthday aka President's Day (Observed 3rd Monday in February) President George Washington, first president of the United States from 1789 to 1797, born 22 Feb 1732 died 14 Dec 1799.
  • Texas Independence Day (March 2) in 1836, declared independence from Mexico.
  • Texas The Battle of the Alamo Day (March 6) in 1836.
  • Texas The Goliad Massacre Day (March 27) in 1836.
  • Vietnam War End (March 28) in 1973.
  • Easter Sunday (date varies)
  • Army Day (April 6)
  • Texas The Battle of San Jacinto Day (April 21) in 1836.
  • Military Appreciation Month is May (May 1 to May 31)
  • V-E Day (May 8) in 1945. WWII victory in Europe.
  • Military Spouses Appreciation Day (Friday before Mother's Day)
  • Mother’s Day (2nd Sunday in May)
  • Armed Forces Week (2nd Saturday in May to 3rd Saturday in May)
  • Armed Forces Day (3rd Saturday in May) And with POW/MIA flag.
  • National Maritime Day (May 22)
  • Memorial Day (last Monday in May) From sunrise until noon, the flag is to fly at half-staff to honor our fallen veterans. From noon until sunset, it is to be flown full-staff to honor those still with us. And with POW/MIA flag.
  • Flag Day and Army Birthday (June 14) US Army in 1775, US Flag adopted 1777. And with POW/MIA flag.
  • Texas Juneteenth (June 19) in 1865
  • Father’s Day (3rd Sunday in June)
  • Independence Day (July 4) in 1776. And with POW/MIA flag.
  • National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day (July 27) in 1954.
  • USCG Birthday (August 14) in 1790.
  • Texas Lyndon B. Johnson Day (August 27)
  • V-J Day (September 2) in 1945. WWII victory in Japan and aka V-P Day victory in the Pacific.
  • Labor Day (1st Monday in September)
  • Texas Sam Houston President of Texas Day (September 5) in 1836.
  • Constitution Day aka Citizenship Day (September 17) Constitution signed in 1787.
  • USAF Birthday (September 17) in 1947.
  • National POW/MIA Recognition Day (3rd Friday in September)
  • Navy Birthday (September 13) in 1775.
  • Columbus Day (2nd Monday in October)
  • Navy Day (October 27)
  • Texas The Battle of Concepcion Day (October 28) in 1835.
  • Military Family Appreciation Month November (November 1 to November 30)
  • Election Day (1st Tuesday in November)
  • USMC Birthday (November 10) in 1775.
  • Veterans Day (November 11) Originally WWI Armistice Day at 11th hour 11th Day 11th Month of 1918, became Veterans Day in 1954. And with POW/MIA flag.
  • Thanksgiving Day (4th Thursday in November) As President of the United States, George Washington proclaimed the first nationwide thanksgiving celebration in America marking November 26, 1789, "as a day of public thanksgiving and prayer, to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many and signal favours of Almighty God".
  • Southwest Asia Victory Day (November 30) in 1995. Desert Shield and Desert Storm conflicts.
  • Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day↙ (December 7) In solemn remembrance of the “day that shall live in infamy,” the flag is to fly at half-staff from sunrise until sunset.
  • National Guard Birthday (December 13) in 1636.
  • Christmas Day (December 25) The USA is a Christian Nation that celebrates the birth of our Savior.
  • Cold War Victory Day (December 26) in 1991, the Supreme Soviet of the Soviet Union meets and formally dissolves the Soviet Union. The Cold War began 1 Jan 1947.
  • Texas Statehood (December 29) in 1845 became 28th state in the Union.

Do your best to honor the stars and stripes by following these American Flag Code↙ rules:
Do not fly the flag in inclement weather or at night (see Flag Code for exceptions).
Do not fly a damaged flag.
Do not fly any flags larger or higher than the American flag. They can be of an equal size.
Do not allow the flag to touch the ground.
Fly the flag at the peak of the staff unless circumstances require it be flown at half-staff.