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US flag code for Mother's Day & Father's day
bela
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36 U.S. Code § 109 - Father’s Day

Current through Pub. L. 114-38. (See Public Laws for the current Congress.)

prev | next(a)Designation.—
The third Sunday in June is Father’s Day.
(b)Proclamation.—The President is requested to issue a proclamation—
(1)
calling on United States Government officials to display the flag of the United States on all Government buildings on Father’s Day;
(2)
inviting State and local governments and the people of the United States to observe Father’s Day with appropriate ceremonies; and
(3)
urging the people of the United States to offer public and private expressions of Father’s Day to the abiding love and gratitude they have for their fathers.
(Pub. L. 105–225Aug. 12, 1998112 Stat. 1256.)

 

and

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

A PROCLAMATION

Whereas, By a Joint Resolution approved May 8, 1914, “designating the second Sunday in May as Mother’s Day. and for other purposes,” the President is authorized and requested to issue a proclamation calling upon the government officials to display the United States flag on all government buildings, and the people of the United States to display the flag at their homes or other suitable places on the second Sunday in May as a public expression of our love and reverence for the mothers of our country;

And Whereas, By the said Joint Resolution it is made the duty of the President to request the observance of the second Sunday in May as provided for in the said Joint Resolution;

Now, Therefore, I, Woodrow Wilson, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the said Joint Resolution, do hereby direct the government officials to display the United States flag on all government buildings and do invite the people of the United States to display the flag at their homes or other suitable places on the second Sunday in May as a public expression of our love and reverence for the mothers of our country.

In witness whereof I have set my hand and caused the seal of the United States to be hereunto affixed.

Done at the City of Washington this ninth day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and fourteen, and of the Independence of the United States one hundred and thirty-eight.

[signed] WOODROW WILSON

By the President