FLAG DAY June 14th 1200hrs. Post 24
THE PUBLIC IS INVITED
Ever wondered what happens to FLAGS that are no longer serviceable? POST 24 has a disposal bin for individuals to bring in FLAGS that are torn, tattered, or worn out. Once a year on JUNE 14 a FLAG DAY ceremony is held in front of the portico at POST 24 where a FLAG is burned as a symbol of the proper procedure for FLAGS deemed as no longer serviceable.
Wanna' learn more about it?? Why not stop by POST 24 on THURSDAY, June 14th and find out how it is done.
The history of FLAG DAY
On June 14, 1777, in order to establish an official flag for the new nation, the Continental Congress passed the first Flag Act: "Resolved, That the flag of the United States be made of thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new Constellation."
The Fourth of July was traditionally celebrated as America's birthday, but the idea of an annual day specifically celebrating the Flag is believed to have first originated in 1885. BJ Cigrand, a schoolteacher, arranged for the pupils in the Fredonia, Wisconsin Public School, District 6, to observe June 14 (the 108th anniversary of the official adoption of The Stars and Stripes) as 'Flag Birthday'. In numerous magazines and newspaper articles and public addresses over the following years, Cigrand continued to enthusiastically advocate the observance of June 14 as 'Flag Birthday', or 'Flag Day'.
On June 14, 1891, the Betsy Ross House in Philadelphia held a Flag Day celebration, and on June 14 of the following year, the New York Society of the Sons of the Revolution, celebrated Flag Day.
Inspired by these decades of state and local celebrations, Flag Day - the anniversary of the Flag Resolution of 1777 - was officially established by the Proclamation of President Woodrow Wilson on May 30th, 1916.
While Flag Day was celebrated in various communities for years after Wilson's proclamation, it was not until August 3rd, 1949, that President Truman signed an Act of Congress designating June 14th of each year as National Flag Day.
The history of MEMORIAL DAY
Memorial Day began back in 1868 when Major General John Logan had an idea. He wanted to pay homage to all those who had fought and died during the Civil War. He decided to dedicate a date for our nation to pay its respects to those individuals. Gen. Logan chose May 30th as the date because nearly all flowers are in bloom during the last half of May,--and no battle had been won, lost, or celebrated on that particular date. He designated the date as DECORATION DAY.
By 1890 DECORATION DAY was a date set aside to honor all those who have died while serving our country throughout all the wars. It later became known as MEMORIAL DAY and was moved to the last Monday of May by an act of congress in 1971.
The SUNDAY MORNING BREAKFAST are back. Breakfast is served from 8:00am - 11:30am Breakfasts are Sponsored and served by: 1st Sunday Sons of the American Legion Squadron 24 2nd Sunday American Legion Auxiliary Unit 24 3rd Sunday American Legion Riders Chapter 24 4th Sunday American Legion Post 24 If there is a 5th Sunday Post 24 Honor Guard The FRIDAY NIGHT DANCES for February - all dances start art 7:30pm 1st, Royz Band 8th Three of a Kind 15th TC & The Troublemakers 22nd Island Swing Band Do you realize what is coming up next year? March 15, 2019 is the 100th anniversary of The American Legion and June 5, 2019 will be the 100th anniversary of POST 24. Yes, our centennial is fast approaching. We are attempting to put the word out about this milestone and find those who have been in the area the longest who may recall our humble beginnings. Please help us pass the word. We are in need of historical items that relate to POST 24 during this time period. Do you have an old uniform..? How 'bout a service cap..? Old newspapers, or brochures, pamphlets and other items that contain historical info..? Check around for all sorts of stuff. Does anyone remember where POST 24 was originally located..? Does anyone remember when POST 24 moved to where it is now..? Thank you. EVERY THURSDAY is TACO THURSDAY.....!!! $1.50
MATT COATES in the FOXHOLE LOUNGE every Tuesday 6-9pm
In need of some assistance with VETERAN ISSUES....????
Veteran Service Officer
American Legion Post 24 Kirby Stewart
Ph: (941) 962-3345
Available to the membership and community Vets on Thursday
by appointment please.
This is one position that requires more than just showing up or phoning it in. It requires a ‘calling’. A dedication and commitment to the job at hand. One has to aggressively seek out answers to numerous questions, to search for other avenues when facing a dead end and following up each request to the satisfaction of the VETERAN in need.
As a VETERAN, we have all been in situations where we could have used some advice or some assistance with a problem concerning the VA. It is reassuring now to know that Ed Padilla is at POST 24 and eager to help those in need of some answers to VETERAN ISSUES.
---POST 24 VETERANS RELIEF FUND Ever find yourself with a couple of dollars in your pocket....?? After you've had a great lunch, then kicked back for a couple of refreshments,...perhaps you toss in a few $$$$$ on one or more of our great HOT machines. Check your watch and see that it is about your NAP TIME. Here you are with a couple of bucks left... WHAT TO DO...? WHAT TO DO...? Here's a thought...! Why not check with any post 24 officer, or stop in at the OFFICE and make a donation to the POST 24 VETERANS RELIEF FUND...? Now, listen up... Every penny that is donated goes into the local VETERANS RELIEF FUND. NOTHING goes beyond the property of POST 24. The purpose of the POST 24 VETERANS RELIEF FUND is to help and assist a VETERAN in NEED. The VETERAN must show proof of need and assistance. Example: A veteran meets with the POST 24 Commander to ask for assistance. The VETERAN must bring along an outstanding bill. The Commander must verify the bill as being due. The Commander, or one of his assigned officers, will accompany the VETERAN to pay the outstanding bill. Or, if the VETERAN needs some groceries to get by until next pay day, someone in the office will go with him to purchase groceries. Or, if the VETERAN needs some gas for his car. Same thing. An officer goes with the VETERAN to purchase a tank of gas. This is a ONE TIME RULE OF ASSISTANCE.. This was and is the purpose of the AMERICAN LEGION. VETERANS helping VETERANS.. ......give it a thought,.....maybe a couple of bucks while you're at it.... Thank you .....in advance.
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