After a brief hiatus (although it feels like forever), our annual flag exchange program has returned! This event is designed to honor our flag, Flag Day and the many men and women who have served our flag, both present and past.
In 2019 we gave out approximately 150 flags and collected double that amount.
Here are the details about our flag exchange
From June 13-17, bring your tattered flag to our office and exchange for a new 3′ x 5′ one We have a limited supply of flags to give away, so don’t delay (please note: we reserve the right to limit the number of new flags per person so we have enough for others).
You can come anytime during our office hours- Monday through Friday 9am-12pm and 1pm-5pm.
All tattered flags will be given to the American Legion for proper disposal.
Did we mention this is FREE????? No cost, no obligation- just bring your tattered flag to our office and exchange it for a BRAND NEW ONE (flags are purchased through American Legion Flag & Emblem).
How you can help us make this event a success
- Exchange a flag or bring a friend or family member’s to exchange.
- Share our social media posts to help spread the word (please Like us on Facebook if you haven’t yet).
- Post a picture of your new flag on Facebook and tag our page (again you have to LIKE our page to tag us) so we can enjoy your flag with you!
- Tell friends/family- this is the perfect opportunity to retire their tattered flag!
What is Flag Day?
On June 14, 1777, the Second Continental Congress passed a resolution stating that “the flag of the United States be 13 stripes, alternate red and white” and that “the union be 13 stars, white in a blue field, representing a new constellation” (13 is for the original 13 colonies).
In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson, marked the anniversary of this resolution by establishing June 14 as Flag Day.
In 1949, Congress permanently established the date as National Flag Day.
The week of June 14 is called National Flag Week and all Americans are encouraged to fly U.S. flags during that week.
Did you know these facts about the flag?
- There have been 27 different versions of the American flag.
- The colors actually stand for something- red symbolizes hardiness and valor, white symbolizes purity and blue represents vigilance, perseverance and justice.
- Five American flags have made it to the moon.
- The current flag design was created by a 17 year old Ohio student (Robert Heft) who submitted the design in a contest in 1958. It was selected as the winner by President Eisenhower.
- The flag can be displayed for all 24 hours, provided it has proper illumination so it can be seen in the dark.
We hope to see you! This event is one of our favorites and we are very excited to be able to bring it back. Please help us spread the word! If you have any questions, please call us at (937) 592-4871. A big THANKS to all who have supported this event in the past!