©By Larry Hume (VFW Post 8904)

VFW Post 8904, Auxiliary to Celebrate Flag Day

June 14, 2022 - In the United States, Flag Day is celebrated on June 14. It commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States, which happened on June 14, 1777. The United States Army also celebrates their birthday on this date.

In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation that officially established June 14 as Flag Day. In August 1946, National Flag Day was established by an Act of Congress but is not an official federal holiday.

VFW Post 8904, Auxiliary to Remember D-Day with Laying of Memorial Wreath

June 1, 2022 - On June 6, 1944, 160,000 Allied troops landed along a 50-mile stretch of heavily-fortified French coastline to fight Nazi Germany on the beaches of Normandy, France. General Dwight D. Eisenhower called the operation a crusade in which “we will accept nothing less than full victory.” More than 5,000 Ships and 13,000 aircraft supported the D-Day invasion, and by day’s end on June 6, the Allies gained a foothold in Normandy.

Flags at Half Staff - Uvalde

May 26, 2022 - As a mark of respect for the victims of the senseless acts of violence perpetrated on May 24, 2022, by a gunman at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, a Presidential Proclamation has been issued that all flags should be flown at half staff until sunset, May 28, 2022.

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