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Flag Day Activities

June 14, 2011 by USA Post 

Flag Day ActivitiesFlag Day Activities, Today is the national celebration of Flag Day, which observes the adoption of the American flag as the official symbol of the country. In fulfillment of what has become the representation of America’s freedom and unity, citizens are urged to fly a flag for the duration of the week.

There have been over 28 versions of the American flag, and have made plans for the designs to incorporate up to 56 stars. Why Flag Day held June 14? On June 14, 1777, the Second Continental Congress adopted the official flag of the United States as part of the Flag Resolution of 1777.

What did the Flag Resolution of 1777 say?

The resolution stated the flag would be 13 stars and 13 alternating red and white stripes, with each representing the 13 colonies.

When established Flag Day?

In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson, made a presidential proclamation establishing June 14 as Flag Day.

When Flag Day becomes a national celebration?

On August 3, 1949, President Harry Truman signed an Act of Congress designating June 14 of each year as National Flag Day.

What are some events of Flag Day on the coast of Baja?

Students “by Charles H. Chipman Elementary, 711 Lake Street in Salisbury, will celebrate Flag Day with patriotic songs, readings and poems about the nation and the flag. Honoring the veterans and families of the school family who are serving our country. The program will begin in the cafeteria at 10:30 am Call 410-677-5814.

┬╗Salisbury Elks 817, in relation to the Boy Scout Troop 817, will host a ceremony for Flag Day at 6 pm, in front of the cottage at 401 Churchill Avenue. In Salisbury. The annual event represents the history of the American flag. Each version of the flag since the country was founded will be on display, including a Gadsden flag, which reads: “Do not tread on me” and a flag with 13 stars. Scouting explains the history behind the flag. Call 410-742-2104.

“American Legion Post 16 in Crisfield will conduct a flag retirement ceremony at 6 pm in unit 126 Lorrie Quinn. A flag drop off bin for service flags in front of the inn. The ceremony will follow the protocol code of U.S. flag for incineration and burial of the ashes. Refreshments will be served. Call 410-968-2415.

“The city of Ocean City will observe Flag Day with a special ceremony. Mayor Rick Meehan will lead a short program recognizing veterans and the flag, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. The Police Department Ocean City Color Guard presented the colors and the crowd to sing the national anthem. The ceremony begins at 7 pm and will be held at the Flag Plaza at Northside Park at 125th Street and the bay. Call 410-250-0125.

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