VFW to hold flag disposal ceremony June 14, 6 p.m.

CHELAN - Chelan Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6853 will hold a flag disposal ceremony on Monday, June 14, 6 p.m. at Chelan Fraternal Ceremony by the Lake Chelan Rodeo grounds, to retire worn American flags. Chelan Fire & Rescue will be sending a brush truck. If you have a flag that needs to be disposed of you can contact Brian Thompson of Lake Chelan VFW Post 6853 at 425-471- 4917
June 14 Flag Day
“The flag of the United States be 13 alternate stripes red and white, that the Union be 13 stars, white in a blue field, representing a new Constellation.” This resolution by John Adams was adopted by the Continental Congress on June 14, 1777, placing our nation’s banner in the spotlight as a respected symbol. As new states gained independence and entered the United States, the number of stars and stripes increased. However, in 1818, Congress enacted a law to restore the original 13 stripes and only include additional stars to symbolize incoming states. A century after enacting the Flag Resolution, the first Flag Day was observed on June 14, 1877. While Woodrow Wilson proclaimed a day of recognition for the banner in 1916, it wasn’t until 1949 when regulators officially designated June 14 as Flag Day, a national day of observance.

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