Flag Bearers Over The Years

The changes of flag bearers from the Civil War to the present.

Olympic Flag Bearers

Olympics have dated back to the year 776 BC but then stopped on 393 AD. The next Olympics games were held in April, 1896. This was the first Olympic games with flag bearers. Ever since then the Olympic games have had a flag bearer representing each country.

Years of The Olympics

1896 - 2012

The Olympics alternate every 2 years between summer and winter games but sometimes the Olympics are canceled due to budgets or other reasons.

The First Modern Olympics

April, 1896

This was the first Olympic games when countries had flag bearers.

Civil War and Other War Flag Bearers

The Civil War

1861 - 1865

The Civil War lasted from 1861-1865. More Americans died in this war than in any other war.

World War 2

1939 - 1945

Flag Bearers were not famous in World War 2 and had not strategic impact but they were still in the war. They were mainly for increasing moral and to show faith in the country.

The Iraq War

2003 - 2010

Flag Bearers were mainly used for publicity and for when the soldiers marched but not while in combat.

Flag Bearers In Parades

The 4th of July

July 4

Every Year in the U.S. there are parades and celebrations on July 4th which celebrate the birth of the country. There are flag bearers in the parades representing different groups from war veterans to baseball teams.