We are getting ready to celebrate our FIFTH Honor Our Flag Days Celebration. We started this event to honor our flag, Flag Day and the many men and women who have served our flag, both present and past.
The highlight of this event is our FREE flag exchange program. Here's the details:
Flag Week 2020 is June 15-19. During this week, bring your tattered/torn/unserviceable flag to our office for a new one. Although we will accept any size flag, you will receive a nylon 3' x 5' flag in return. The flags are American made and ordered through American Legion Flag & Emblem company. A portion of the proceeds will benefit American Legion Harold Kerr Post #173, based in Bellefontaine.
You can exchange your flag during our office hours- 9am-12pm and 1pm-5pm. Please drop by and see us- we've enjoyed talking to the many people who have visited to exchange their flag. We've heard lots of amazing stories and appreciate the opportunity to spend time with each of you.
Each flag will also come with a complimentary flag etiquette book.
Over the past four years, we estimate we've exchanged approximately 500 flags. WOW!
A brief history of Flag Day
June 14 is Flag Day. It commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States, which happened on June 14, 1777, by resolution of the Second Continental Congress. In 1916, the president of the United States issued a proclamation that officially established June 14 as Flag Day; in August 1949, National Flag Day was established by an Act of Congress.
Here's how you can help make our Flag Exchange event a success:
- Bring your old flag to our office and exchange for a new 3' x 5' one. Supplies are limited, so don't delay!
- 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 so we can enjoy your flag with you! (remember you have to LIKE our page so you can tag us)
- Tell friends/family- this is perfect opportunity to retire your tattered flag!
We are excited about this community event and grateful for everyone who has supported it over the years. Please spread the word! If you have any questions, please call us at (937) 592-4871.