It's hard to believe, but we are heading into our FOURTH Honor Our Flag Days celebration. 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.
The highlight of this event is our FREE flag exchange program. Details are below.
During the week of June 10-14, 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.
Flag can be exchanged during normal 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.
In 2018 we gave out approximately 150 flags and collected double that amount.
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.
Please help us make our Flag celebration 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!
- Tell friends/family- this is perfect opportunity to retire your tattered flag!
We are excited about this event and hope to see you. Please spread the word! If you have any questions, please call us at (937) 592-4871.