Obama Proclaims Flag Day, National Flag Week
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Today is Flag Day, and President Barack Obama says Americans should display their pride in Old Glory by flying it wherever possible.
He's made the customary proclamation designating Flag Day but is also extending the observance by declaring the upcoming days as National Flag Week.
The president has ordered flags displayed on all federal buildings during the week and is urging Americans to fly the Star and Stripes at their homes and other suitable places.
Obama is also calling on Americans to observe the period from Flag Day through Independence Day as a celebration of the nation's heritage, by reciting the Pledge of Allegiance at public gatherings.