20 terms

US Flag

STUDY
PLAY
obverse
The front of an official seal
union
The upper left corner of the flag
authenticate
To establish or prove as real or true
ensign
A national flag displayed on ships and aircraft
halyard
A rope for hoisting and lowering
half-staff
The position of the flag when it is one-half the distance between the top and borttom of the staff
executive or military department
Any agency listed under sections 101 and 102 of title 5, United States Code
Member of Congress
A senator, a representative, a delegate , or the resident commissioner from Puerto Rico
bunting
A lightweight, loosely woven fabric used mainly for flags and festive decorations
retreat
Signals the end of the official duty day and also serves as a ceremony for paying respec to the flag
reveille
The signal for the start of the official duty day
Ratification
An approval or sanction
heraldry
a system of designing and recording of any coat of arms
Upon the death of the president, the flag shall be flown at half staff for _______________ days
30 days from the day of death
The pledge of allegiance was first used in public schools to celebrate _______________________________ on October 12, 1892
Columbus Day
eagle
A(n)________________ appears on the Air Force seal to symbolize air power
When the American flag is among a group of flags displayed from staffs, the American flag should be__________________________________.
at the center and highest point in the group
Captain Samuel C. Reid
Suggested to Congress that the number of stripes in the flag remain at 13 to represent the Thirteen Colonies
President Woodrow Wilson
Issued a proclamation in 1916 calling for a nationwide observance of Flag Day on June 14
Francis M. Bellamy
Recognized by the 79th Congress in December, 1945, as the author of the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag
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