Celebrating Flag Day in Panama City Beach!

United States flag waving in the wind on the water.

Happy Flag Day in Panama City Beach! The Got Beach team would like to thank all who have served past and present – families included – to protect our freedom and our nation.  Thank you for the sacrifices that you have made to keep the flag flying over this beautiful place we get to call home!

You’re a grand old flag
You’re a high-flying flag
And forever in peace may you wave
You’re the emblem of
The land I love
The home of the free and the brave
Ev’ry heart beats true
Under red, white and blue
Where there’s never a boast or brag
But should old acquaintance be forgot
Keep your eye on the grand old flag

On June 14, 1777 by the Second Continental Congress passed a resolution stating that “the flag of the United States be 13 stripes, alternate red and white,” and that “the union be 13 stars, white in a blue field, representing a new constellation.”

In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson established June 14 as Flag Day to celebrate the 139th anniversary of this decree.

Facts about the American Flag:

  • There have been 27 versions of the American Flag.
  • The red symbolizes valor; the white symbolizes purity and innocence; the blue represents justice, perseverance, and vigilance.
  • The current design of the flag was created by a 17-year-old for a class project.
  • Five US flags have made it to the moon.  Apollo missions 12, 14, 15, 16, and 17 all ended with an astronaut placing an American flag on the moon.

Beach Flag Safety

We would also like to take this time on Flag Day in Panama City Beach to remind everyone to be aware of another important flag: the safety flags on the beach.  If there is a double red flag flying, the water is closed to swimmers, and there will be a $500 fine. 

Wishing you and yours a Happy Flag Day in Panama City Beach!

You can sign up for text messages to tell you the current flag on the beach HERE.

You can also check out the current Live Cameras on the beach. 

The Beach Flag Warning System