Americanism Committee

This committee supports the Americanism Essay Contest, focuses on flag etiquette, and supports the annual Flag Day program.

Committee Members

Americanism Committee Manual

Click to download the manual.

Americanism Committee Manual Supplement

Click to download the supplement.

Americanism Essay Contest Form and Rules 2023-2024

Click to download the contest.

About Our Flag Challenge

Download the questionnaire.

Americanism Certificate of Participation

23-24 certificate of participation.

Americanism Supplies Price List

Supplies pricelist.

About Our Flag Booklet

About Our Flag booklet.

About Our Flag Challenge

Lodges are encouraged to participate in this new contest. Complete the challenge and send it to the State Americanism Chairman before March 31, 2024.

Americanism Essay Contest 2023-2024

Children in grades 5-8 can compete by submitting an essay showing their pride in America with this year’s theme, “What the Bill of Rights Means to Me”

Deadline is December 15th, 2023

Flag-Flying Calendar

The following calendar outlines dates that are specifically noted in the Public Law as occasions when our Flag should be displayed. It decrees that the Flag should be displayed on all days, especially:

New Year’s DayJanuary 1st
Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday3rd Monday each January
Lincoln’s BirthdayFebruary 12th
* Washington’s Birthday & Presidents’ Day3rd Monday in February
National Patriotism WeekWeek following
Mother’s Day2nd Sunday in May
Armed Services Day3rd Saturday in May
* Memorial Day (fly at half-staff until noon)Last Monday in May
Flag DayJune 14th
Juneteenth National Independence DayJune 19th
Father’s Day3rd Sunday in June
Independence DayJuly 4th
Labor Day1st Monday in September
National Patriots Day (fly at half staff)September 11th
Constitution Day (Citizenship Day)September 17th
Columbus Day2nd Monday in October
Election Day1st Tuesday in November
Veterans’ DayNovember 11th
Thanksgiving Day4th Thursday in November
Christmas DayDecember 25th

*Federally designated Celebration Day.  PLUS Anniversary Date of your Town’s Founding and Date of your State’s Admission to the Union, as well as any other such days as proclaimed by the President of the United States, and on State and Municipal Holidays.

Resources for Lodge Americanism Chairs

Looking for contact information for the schools in your lodge’s jurisdiction?  This list provides all of the schools in each lodge area.