American Legion Post 34 will be celebrating Flag Day with a ceremony beginning at 6 p.m. on june 14. The event will take place at Post 34, located at 6272 E. Cave Creek Road in Cave Creek. Boy Scouts from local Troop 15 will be in attendance presenting our nation’s flags for proper disposal. Post 34 turns 75 this year and the celebration of Flag Day is part of an ongoing effort to honor that milestone.

Flag Day has its roots starting in 1777 when the Second Continental Congress passed a resolution stating how the U.S. flag would look.

“Prior to the resolution, there were many different flags/banners, each representing different units of our fledgling nation,” says Daphi Hagen, auxiliary officer. “Through the years, many changes have been made. We have had three major flag acts that have shaped what we have today.”

On June 14, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson established Flag Day on June 14 by official decree. Although this is not an official federal holiday, it is celebrated across the United States.

American Legion Post 34 has been giving back to community charitable organizations for 75 years. Its mission is to support and advocate on behalf of veterans, active military and their families. Its members consistently reach out to assist veterans and others in need. American Legion Post 34 is a non-secular, non-political organization.

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