Our Flag Day Celebration

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Flag Day was inaugurated by The National Society, Sons of the American Revolution in 1900. Two years later, the Cincinnati Chapter presented to the mayor of Cincinnati, Julius Fleischmann, a copy of a Flag Day booklet. The first national program of the Sons of the American Revolution was the observance and general display of the “Stars and Stripes” on Flag Day June 14th of each year. In 1891 throughout, several cities, thousands of American Flags were flown on June 14th as a result of this SAR Program. In 1895 , an SAR resolution was adopted promoting the flying of the American Flag on all public buildings on patriotic holidays. Shortly thereafter, the President of the United States ordered that the American flag be flown continually from the White House. Previously, it had been flown only on special occasions. On June 4th, 1989 the National Society Sons of the American Revolution Congress adopted a resolution in favor of a constitutional amendment to protect the flag from desecration. The Cincinnati Chapter celebrates Flag Day annually with a special luncheon and a display of historical flags collected by the late Howard Miller, a vexillologist who donated the collection to the Cincinnati Chapter.

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