June holds only two days designated for flying the U.S. flag out of the specific days mentioned in the U.S. Flag Code, and six statehood days, when residents of those states should fly their flags. Plus, there is National Flag Week. And now there is Juneteenth.
Two Flag Code-designated days:
- Flag Day, June 14
- Fathers Day, third Sunday in June (June 18 in 2023)
Several states celebrate statehood. New Hampshire, Virginia, Arkansas, Kentucky, Tennessee and West Virginia celebrate statehood; Kentucky and Tennessee share the same date.
- Kentucky, June 1 (1792, 15th state)
- Tennessee, June 1 (1796, 16th state)
- Arkansas, June 15 (1836, 25th state)
- West Virginia, June 20 (1863, 35th state)
- New Hampshire, June 21 (1788, 9th state), and
- Virginia, June 25 (1788, 10th state)
Additionally, Congress passed a resolution designating the week in which June 14th falls as National Flag Week, and urging that citizens fly the flag each day of that week. In 2023 that will be the week of June 11, which falls on Sunday, through June 17.
The resolution naming Juneteenth National Independence Day a holiday was signed into law last year by President Joe Biden. Juneteenth is June 19 — day after Fathers Day in 2023.
Flag-flying days for June, listed chronologically:
- Kentucky and Tennessee statehood, June 1
- Flag Day, June 14; National Flag week, June 11 to 17
- Arkansas statehood, June 15 (duplicating a day in National Flag Week)
- Fathers Day, June 18
- Juneteenth National Independence Day, June 19
- West Virginia statehood, June 20
- New Hampshire statehood, June 21
- Virginia statehood, June 25
As you know, any resident may fly the flag any day of the year, under the etiquette provided in the Flag Code.
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