Not many people seem to notice, but there's a day of observance and celebration that takes place this time of year, every year. I'm talking about Flag Day on June 14. Nearly 100 years ago, President Woodrow Wilson (who, by-the-way, has ties to Wilmington) issued a proclamation officially establishing Flag Day.
I think the reason we tend to overlook Flag Day is because it's not an official federal holiday. Nobody gets off work, your mail gets delivered, the banks are open and government is functioning…to the best of its ability.
The U.S. Flag is a powerful symbol representing America and the freedoms we all enjoy. And Flag Day, in my opinion, ranks right up there with the other civic holidays. You may not get a day off work, but it's still worthy of our attention.
You can honor Old Glory by singing the Star Spangled Banner or saying the Pledge of Allegiance with a little extra punch this week. Or, better yet, display the Stars and Stripes at your home or place of business.
Let's do what we can to not let Flag Day go unnoticed this year. Fly your flag proudly.
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