Geography topics for you to learn and enjoy
Geography topics for you to learn and enjoy

The national flag of the United States

USA flag | stars and stripes | american flag | united states flag

USA flag dimensions

American flag dimensions

USA flag images

USA flag title image

USA flag images

American flag nicknames

Different nicknames for the flag of the United States include: 'The Star-Spangled Banner', 'Old Glory', and 'The Stars and Stripes'.

picture of USA flag | american flag image
picture of american flag | america flag image

Half mast

There are five days in the year when the flag should be flown at half mast. they are:

  • May 15 - Peace Officers Memorial Day

  • Last Monday in May - Memorial Day

  • September 11 - Patriot Day

  • First Sunday in October - National fallen firefighters day

  • December 7 - National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

The flag of the United States in the years before independence reflects its British heritage.

Colour in American flag

colour in american flag

This colour in flag template comes in two versions, all downloaded in the same document. The first page has the flag to colour in.

The second template gives a large white border to the flag and a title to colour in as well. Click on the link below to download the document.

American flag bunting - Printable

printable bunting - USA flag | free printables - USA flag

To download - click on the bunting image.

Free to print off and use in schools and at home

Dating back to 1775, there have been over twenty different versions of the flag of the United States. The reason the flag keeps changing is the symbolism represented by the stars and stripes. The thirteen stripes represent the British colonies who declared independence giving birth to a nation. The stars represent the states and territories of the United States and the flag kept changing as more states joined the union.

THE FLAG OF THE UNITED STATES