The Michael Trebert Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) is encouraging Olympic Peninsula citizens to take pride in and Fly the Flag on Monday, June 14.
The DAR encourages respect for our nation’s Colors by:
• Protecting the Flag under all conditions,
• Correct usage and display of the Flag, and by
• Educating children and adults about the history of the U.S.
Flag and Flag Code rules adopted
by the United States Congress
According to the Michael Trebert Chapter every U.S. citizen has the right to display the Flag and is responsible for following the U.S. Flag Code Standards of Respect on how to display and care for the Flag. Rules include raising the flag at sunrise and lowering it at sunset, never allowing it to touch the ground or anything below, and flying it with the stars to the upper left.
The Flag should never be flown in inclement weather or at night without illumination.
National Flag Day commemorates the day the American Flag was adopted by the Second Continental Congress 244 years ago on June 14, 1777. President Woodrow Wilson officially proclaimed the day in 1916; it was established as National Flag Day on August 3, 1949, by an Act of Congress. Although Flag Day is not an official federal holiday, the president may, by discretion, officially proclaim the observance.
Judy Tordini, DAR Chapter Regent, observed displaying the Flag is “a privilege” and commented, “The Flag represents the deep foundation of support we give our armed forces in its defense of our nation and our many freedoms.”
The DAR takes great pride in presenting the American Flag to new citizens at naturalization ceremonies, and to schools, youth organizations, historical sites, museums, veterans’ homes, and hospitals. Braille Flags are also given to schools and institutions for the blind.
For more information about the American Flag or the Flag Code, please contact the Michael Trebert Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution at [email protected]
The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution was founded in 1890 to promote historic preservation, education and patriotism. Its members are descended from the patriots who won American independence during the Revolutionary War. With more than 185,000 members in approximately 3,000 chapters worldwide, DAR is one of the world’s largest and most active service organizations. To learn more about the work of today’s DAR, visit www.DAR.org or connect with DAR on social media at facebook.com/TodaysDAR, twitter.com/TodaysDAR and youtube.com/TodaysDAR.