Corona Observes Flag Day
Reported by Jerry Soifer
“Resolved, that the Flag of the thirteen United States shall be thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the Union be thirteen stars, white on a blue field, representing a new constellation.”
And with that, on June 14th, 1777, in the midst of the American War of Independence, the Continental Congress approved the design of the American flag, representing the original 13 colonies.
Within months, the flag was carried into battle, and six-years later, with the signing of the Treaty of Paris in 1883, it was the banner of the new nation, the United States of America.
This past Saturday the City of Corona celebrated “Flag Day” as retired firefighter Tom Sherman noted that the stars and stripes symbolize the freedoms of all Americans.
First responders, city officials, boy and cub scouts, and patriotic organizations took part in an annual ceremony “retiring” flags whose condition is no longer fit for display.
According to the US Flag Code, the proper method is burning.
There have been more than two-dozen versions of the flag, stars, representing each state, added as states were. The current flag was designed with the admission of Hawaii as the 50th state in 1960.
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