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Flag Day ceremony begins at 7 p.m. Friday at Gene Record Park

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American Legion Davidson-Haltom Post 157 and Henderson Boy Scout Troop 25 will co-host a solemn flag retirement ceremony beginning at 7 p.m. on Flag Day, Friday, June 14, at the north end of Gene Record Memorial Park off 600 N. Church Avenue in Henderson. The public is invited.
The somber ceremony will include the dignified destruction of worn or retired flags no longer fit for display in accordance with the accepted protocols as set forth in the United States Flag Code. Over the past year, these flags had been placed in the Flag Disposal Box at the Chester County Recycling Center on Talley Store Road in Henderson. The Henderson Fire Department will also participate in the observance.
June 14th commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States on June 14, 1777, by resolution of the Second Continental Congress. The Flag Resolution, passed on June 14, 1777, stated: “Resolved, That the flag of the thirteen United States be thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new constellation.” The United States Army also celebrates the U.S. Army birthday on this same date as Congress established “the American continental army” two years earlier on June 14, 1775.
In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation that officially established June 14 as Flag Day; National Flag Day was established by an Act of Congress on August 3, 1949. The week of June 14 is designated as “National Flag Week.”

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