Flag Day honors the American Flag.
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– FLAG DAY
“Flag Day is June 14 and celebrates the official symbol for the United States: our Stars and Stripes. Flag Day was first recognized by Congress on June 14, 1777, which became know as Flag Day.
Not only is the U.S. flag older than the Union Jack of Great Britain and the tri-color flag of France, but also is the only flag to have been flown on the moon.
Congress first stated that there should be a star and stripe for every state,” quoting the VFW.
– Yelm Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 5580 recognizes Flag Day locally
“Yelm VFW Post 5580, received it’s charter on February 8th 1946,with Veterans from WW11, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan. We are currently 110 members strong, many of which are Lifetime and Legacy members.
The Post has proudly served veterans, active duty service members, men and woman, there spouses , families and the community of Yelm and surrounding areas. Throughout the years the Post has a long tradition of honoring our fallen Comrades, by showing of colors and ceremonies on Memorial Day and Veterans Day, at the City of Roy and Yelm cemeteries. Additionally we are proud of our ceremonies on Flag day where we place named bricks of our comrades, and spouses below the Flag at the Yelm City Park,” quoting Post 5580.
The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5580 will recognize Flag Day with a ceremony at Yelm City Park.
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– UPDATE: June 15, 2017
Flag Day ceremony in Yelm.
Photo Credit: JW Foster Facebook post
From Interim Mayor Foster:
“We had our Yelm Flag Day celebration today. Our local VFW and American Legion Posts, accompanied by local Scout troops and the Nisqually Tribe Honor Guard did a great job paying tribute to our flag and the ideals it represents. Although Flag Day is all about honoring the symbol of our Nation, we also used the opportunity to remember those who have fallen in the line of duty defending our flag and our country. Gone but not forgotten.”