American Legion Auxiliary - May 2013
The Last Word
"We take the stars from Heaven, the red from our mother country, separating it by white stripes, thus showing that we have separated from her, and the white stripes shall go down to posterity, representing our liberty." - George Washington The spirit of Flag Day, held annually on June 14, is shown larger than life as members of the U.S. Armed Forces unfurl the flag and demonstrate their patriotic pride on the flight deck of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum at a Memorial Day ceremony during Fleet Week in New York City. Flag Day commemorates the adoption of the United States flag, which happened by resolution of the Second Continental Congress in 1777.
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