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Flag Day: June 14, 2016

Date Posted: Tuesday, May 31st, 2016
Categories:  Commission of Veterans Affairs Kent County New Castle County News Sussex County

When/Where: Tuesday, June 14, 2016 @ 10:00AM                                                                       Delaware Veterans Cemetery, 26669 Patriots Way, Millsboro, DE 19966

Please come join us to honor ‘Old Glory’ on this eventful day we call ‘Flag Day.’ This year’s  ceremony will be hosted by the VVA – Vietnam Veterans Association in Sussex County. For more information, please contact our Southern Delaware Veterans Cemetery in Millsboro, DE at 302-934-5653.

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The History Of Flag Day: The Fourth of July was traditionally celebrated as America’s birthday, but the idea of an annual day specifically celebrating the Flag is believed to have first originated in 1885. BJ Cigrand, a schoolteacher, arranged for the pupils in the Fredonia, Wisconsin Public School, District 6, to observe June 14 (the 108th anniversary of the official adoption of The Stars and Stripes) as ‘Flag Birthday’. In numerous magazines and newspaper articles and public addresses over the following years, Cigrand continued to enthusiastically advocate the observance of June 14 as ‘Flag Birthday’, or ‘Flag Day’. (http://www.usflag.org/history/flagday.html)

 

 

 


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