Flag Day

Monday, June 14

From star-spangled banners to five-star generals, the National Constitution Center and our partners in the historic district celebrate the shared birthday of two of our country’s greatest institutions—the American flag and the U.S. Army.

Special events on Independence Mall include flag raising ceremonies, a swearing-in of Army recruits, displays and demonstrations of U.S. Army equipment, and a moving naturalization ceremony. These events will be outdoors and free to the public; no reservations are required.

Download the schedule and map here!

  • Philadelphia Flag Day Association Naturalization Ceremony
    9 a.m., Betsy Ross House
  • Opening Ceremony
    10:30 a.m., Independence Hall
    Includes a flag raising ceremony, a reading of the Flag Act of 1787, a keynote address by Former U.S. Under Secretary of the Army Patrick Joseph Murphy, the administration of the oath of enlistment for new soldiers, and performances by the U.S. Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps.
  • The U.S. Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps Concert
    12:30 p.m., Franklin Square
  • U.S. Army Drill Team Demonstration
    10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., Franklin Square
  • Military Vehicle Displays
    Throughout the Day, Chestnut Street

*All live, in-person events will be held outdoors in locations with plenty of room for distancing, and will be no longer than 30 minutes. 

Educational Resources

Resources on the Constitution and the American Flag
Explore the freedom of speech, the history of protests in the United States, and the role that the American Flag has played in these conversations.

More Resources for Flag Day

More Resources for Army Birthday

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