This committee supports the Americanism Essay Contest, focuses on flag etiquette, and supports the annual Flag Day program.
Americanism Committee Manual
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Americanism Committee Manual Supplement
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Americanism Essay Contest Form and Rules 2023-2024
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About Our Flag Challenge
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Americanism Certificate of Participation
23-24 certificate of participation.
Americanism Supplies Price List
About Our Flag Booklet
About Our Flag booklet.
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
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 Day||January 1st|
|Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday||3rd Monday each January|
|Lincoln’s Birthday||February 12th|
|* Washington’s Birthday & Presidents’ Day||3rd Monday in February|
|National Patriotism Week||Week following|
|Mother’s Day||2nd Sunday in May|
|Armed Services Day||3rd Saturday in May|
|* Memorial Day (fly at half-staff until noon)||Last Monday in May|
|Flag Day||June 14th|
|Juneteenth National Independence Day||June 19th|
|Father’s Day||3rd Sunday in June|
|Independence Day||July 4th|
|Labor Day||1st Monday in September|
|National Patriots Day (fly at half staff)||September 11th|
|Constitution Day (Citizenship Day)||September 17th|
|Columbus Day||2nd Monday in October|
|Election Day||1st Tuesday in November|
|Veterans’ Day||November 11th|
|Thanksgiving Day||4th Thursday in November|
|Christmas Day||December 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.