Los Alamos Elks Lodge invites the community to a Flag Day celebration at 11 a.m., June 14 at the Elks Lodge at 1601 Trinity Dr. in Los Alamos. The event includes cherry and apple pie and ice cream.
“The 14th day of June of each year is hereby designated as ‘Flag Day’, and the President of the United States is authorized and requested to issue annually a proclamation calling upon officials of the Government to display the flag of the United States on all Government buildings on such day, and urging the people to observe the day as the anniversary of the adoption on June 14, 1777, by the Continental Congress of the Stars and Stripes as the official flag of the United States of America.” – U.S. Code, Title 36, Chapter 9, Section 157, signed into law by President Harry S. Truman on Aug. 3, 1949.
Our flag has flown high in our hearts, homes and in our establishments. The symbolisms of our flag’s stars and stripes have a tender and rich history. Each color within our flag’s beauty has a special meaning. The white stripes stand for purity and innocence, and the red stripes stand for hardness and valor. These alternating stripes represent each of the 13 original colonies. The blue field is significant of vigilance, perseverance, and justice, and it is accompanied by the stars that are emblematic of the endeavor and aspiration of mankind.
Please join our Elk’s Lodge in celebrating this special day, and to give thanks to those who have served or have sadly sacrificed their lives to protect the land we love and the flag we so proudly display in our homes and communities.
Our Elks organization provides services to many local communities through programs that promote Americanism and support our nation’s youth and its veterans.
For more information on this event, or other Elk programs, visit www.elks.org.