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Celebrate Flag Day on Saturday

American Legion Post 62 (Sequim) will be hosting a Flag Day ceremony this Saturday, June 14. The ceremony will be held at the Clallam County Veterans Center, 216 S. Francis Street, Port Angeles, beginning at 2 p.m. All are invited to attend.

In the United States, Flag Day is celebrated on June 14. It commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States, which happened on that day in 1777 by resolution of the Second Continental Congress.

In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation that officially established June 14 as Flag Day; in August 1949, National Flag Day was established by an Act of Congress.

The oldest continuing Flag Day parade is at Fairfield, Washington which began in 1909.

 

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