The two Veterans of Foreign Wars organizations, the Daniel D. Fernandez Post 9676 in Los Lunas, and the Chavez-Curran Post 2387 in Belen, hosted flag retirement ceremonies in honor in Flag Day, which was on Monday, June 14. Flag Day commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States on June 14, 1777, by resolution of the Second Continental Congress. In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation that officially established June 14 as Flag Day. On Aug. 3, 1949, National Flag Day was established by an Act of Congress. Flag Day is not an official federal holiday. When the United States flag becomes worn, torn, faded or badly soiled, the flag should be retired with all the dignity and respect befitting our nation’s flag. The traditional method of retirement is to incinerate the flag.
Flag Day 2021
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