American Legion Jeff Davis Post 18
2619 Centreville Rd.
Centreville, MD. 21617
On June 14th, Flag day, American Legion Jeff Davis Post 18 will hold a U.S. Flag Disposal Ceremony at 1800hr. (6:00 p.m.) at the back of the post.
The following is a brief history of Flag Day:
Both President Wilson, in 1916, and President Coolidge, in 1927, issued proclamations asking for June 14 to be observed as the National Flag Day. But it wasn’t until August 3, 1949, that Congress approved the national observance, and President Harry Truman signed it into law.
The flag is not just our national banner; but a reminder of how great our country is. Life, liberty, and freedom are woven with every thread. Everything on our flag is a lesson about the nation’s virtues and creation: The stripes represent the original 13 Colonies and the stars represent the 50 states of the Union. The colors of the flag are symbolic as well; red symbolizes hardiness and valor, white symbolizes purity and innocence, and blue represents vigilance, perseverance and justice.
Unserviceable flags will be replaced by ones that shall inspire and teach, as their predecessors did.
When the service concludes and you leave; there is a flag flying in front of the post. Try to remember the symbolism in the flag, and the sacrifices that were made on its behalf.
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