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Flag Day is celebrated in the United States on June 14th of each year. It commemorates the adoption of the United Sates flag that happened on June 14th, 1777 by resolution of the Second Continental Congress. In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation that officially established June 14 as Flag Day and in August 1949, National Flag Day was established by an Act of Congress.

 

Shelby County Memorial Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8904 and the Ladies Auxiliary will conduct a flag retirement program on Saturday, June 15th, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. in honor of Flag Day. Helping with the burning of flags will be Boy Scouts from troop 606 and Cub Scouts from Den 119. Hot dogs will be served for lunch. The public is cordially invited.

 

Post members remind citizens to replace their flags, both US and Texas when they become torn and tattered. These unusable flags can be given to any VFW member or brought by Chief Imaging, 614 Tenaha Street for proper disposal. If you have a flag that should be retired but do not have a replacement, it is better not to fly it at all. Questions please call Larry Hume, 598-2976.

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