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.
Two Flag Code-designated days:
- Flag Day, June 14
- Fathers Day, third Sunday in June (June 21)
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 2015 that would the week of June 14, which falls on Sunday, through June 20.
Nine designations covering 10 separate days, listed chronologically:
- Kentucky and Tennessee statehood, June 1
- Flag Day, June 14; National Flag week, June 14 to 20
- Arkansas statehood, June 15 (duplicating National Flag Week)
- West Virginia statehood, June 20 (also duplicating National Flag Week)
- Fathers Day, June 21
- New Hampshire statehood, June 21 (duplicating Fathers Day)
- Virginia statehood, June 25
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