FLAG DAY JUNE 14, 2013

by Gair on June 14, 2013

FRIDAY IS FLAG DAY AND A U.S. ARMY VETERAN AND MEMBER OF NORTH CONWAY’S AMERICAN LEGION POST 95 SAYS IT’S AN IMPORTANT DAY.

STEVE WOODCOCK SERVED SEVERAL YEARS AS A CRYPTOLOGY SPECIALIST IN THE EARLY 1970s.

HE AND OTHER MEMBERS OF HIS POST WILL COLLECT WORN, TORN AND FADED FLAGS FRIDAY FROM
1 – 4 P.M. YOU CAN DRIVE UP TO THE POST AT 116 KEARSARGE RD. AND YOUR FLAG WILL BE TAKEN FOR PROPER DISPOSAL.

THE FIRST 50 DONORS WILL BE GIVEN A COMPLIMENTARY UNITED STATES FLAG.

WOODCOCK SAYS FLAG DAY WAS STARTED BY SCHOOL TEACHERS WHO WANTED TO CELEBRATE THE FLAG, BEFORE THE CONTINENTAL CONGRESS COMMEMORATED THE FLAG’S ADOPTION IN 1777. PRESIDENT WOODROW WILSON PROCLAIMED THE DAY DURING HIS TERM AND THE DAY WAS OFFICIALLY ENACTED BY THE U.S. CONGRESS IN 1949.

THE DATE ALSO COINCIDES WITH THE BIRTHDAY OF THE U.S. ARMY, NOW ALMOST 240 YEARS OLD.

MEMBERS OF CONWAY’S AMERICAN LEGION POST 46 WILL ALSO PARTICIPATE IN FLAG DAY. THE POST WILL HOLD ITS ANNUAL FLAG BURNING CEREMONY FRIDAY AT 6 P.M. AT THE POST ON TASKER HILL RD., IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PRESCRIBED METHOD OF PROPERLY AND HONORABLY DISPOSING OF OLD FLAGS. MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC ARE INVITED AND CAN BRING U.S. FLAGS FOR DISPOSAL.

WOODCOCK SAYS HE HOPES PEOPLE WHO GET RID OF THEIR OLD FLAGS WILL BUY A NEW ONE AND DISPLAY IT PROPERLY.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT FLAG DAY AND PROPER FLAG ETIQUETTE, SEE THE WEBSITE AT www.legion.org.

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