Flag Day is celebrated in the United States on June 14th of each year.  It commemorates the adoption of the United Sates flag that happened on June 14th, 1777 by resolution of the Second Continental Congress.  In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation that officially established June 14 as Flag Day and in August 1949, National Flag Day was established by an Act of Congress.


Shelby County Memorial Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8904 and the Ladies Auxiliary will join local scouts in observance of Flag Day on Saturday, June 13th, 2015 with a Flag Retirement Ceremony.  The program will begin at 10:00 am at the post home, 617 Highway 96N, Center.  Unusable flags that have been collected will be burned in accordance with the US Flag code.  The public is cordially invited.

Citizens are reminded to replace their flags, both US and State when they become torn and tattered.  These unusable flags can be given to any VFW member or brought by Chief Imaging, 614 Tenaha Street for proper disposal.  If you have a flag that should be retired but do not have a replacement, it is better not to fly it at all.  Questions please call Larry Hume, 598-2976.