Senator Boxer: Honoring Our Flag

U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer
2013-06-13 17:08:46
News from Barbara Boxer, United States Senator from California Dear Friend: Each year on June 14th, we celebrate Flag Day, a day set aside to honor the beloved symbol of America�s freedom and unity. � The American flag represents the people, places, and unique history of the United States of America.� It drapes the caskets of our nation�s fallen heroes.� It tops our office buildings, stands watch in our courtrooms, and proudly leads the parade in our cities and towns. � In the mid-1880s, Americans began honoring our flag with local observances, including a Flag Day celebration in Chicago in 1894 that drew 300,000 people.� In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation establishing a national observance of Flag Day.� And in 1949, a bill signed by President Harry Truman codified the observance into law. This June 14th, as we celebrate Flag Day, let us take a moment to honor and appreciate the history of our beloved country and all those who have built it, sustained it, and contributed to its lasting legacy. Sincerely, Barbara Boxer United States Senator


June 13, 2013

Dear Friend:

Each year on June 14th, we celebrate Flag Day, a day set aside to honor the beloved symbol of America�s freedom and unity.  

The American flag represents the people, places, and unique history of the United States of America.  It drapes the caskets of our nation�s fallen heroes.  It tops our office buildings, stands watch in our courtrooms, and proudly leads the parade in our cities and towns.  

In the mid-1880s, Americans began honoring our flag with local observances, including a Flag Day celebration in Chicago in 1894 that drew 300,000 people.  In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation establishing a national observance of Flag Day.  And in 1949, a bill signed by President Harry Truman codified the observance into law.

This June 14th, as we celebrate Flag Day, let us take a moment to honor and appreciate the history of our beloved country and all those who have built it, sustained it, and contributed to its lasting legacy.

Sincerely,


Barbara Boxer
United States Senator

 


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