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Flag disposal ceremony June 14


CHELAN- Lake Chelan VFW Post #6853 and American Legion Post #108 will hold a flag disposal ceremony on Flag Day, is Wednesday, June 14, 2:30 p.m. at the VFW Bunker, located at 427 S. Bradley Street. There is a container at the Chelan Transfer Station by Walmart, if you wish to drop off flags for disposal, or give them to a VFW or American Legion member.

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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