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Best wishes on Flag Day – a day to commemorate the adoption of the American flag

Flag Dozens of Flags in a Field-790875_960_720Flag Day is June 14 each year, but it’s not an official federal holiday. It’s a day to commemorate the American flag.

On June 14, 1777, Congress authorized a red-white-and-blue flag with stars and stripes as the national symbol of the USA.

On May 30, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson established the anniversary of the Flag Resolution of 1777 by issuing a proclamation.

On Aug. 3, 1949, President Harry Truman signed a law designating National Flag Day on June 14.

On June 9, 1966, Congress asked the president to issue a proclamation every year to designate the week of June 14 as National Flag Week and to call on citizens to display the flag during the week.

In the past I’ve written about Flag Day being a reminder that we all need to participate in government so that it works as well as possible.

These days, the call to be an informed citizen has an entirely new meaning. With the Trump administrating gutting government programs daily, it’s difficult to have a positive attitude about our national government. We as consumers need to continue to press forward, tackling each Trump assault one at a time.

The attorneys general of many of the states are an inspiration. They continue to fight with lawsuit after lawsuit, working to protect consumers and consumer rights and the environment.

When will it end? Hopefully in 2020. If not, we’ll have four more years of policies such as hiring unqualified and biased agency heads, dismissing climate change, eliminating environmental standards, removing consumer protections, decimating public lands, and more. It goes on and on.


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