Flag Day to be celebrated at Shelton Riverwalk

The Sarah Riggs Humphreys-Mary Silliman Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) will conduct a ceremony honoring the U.S. flag Sunday, June 14 at  2:30 p.m. at the Shelton Riverwalk, 100 Canal St.

The public is invited to attend the Flag Day ceremony, and the chapter encourages community members of all ages to join in celebrating this symbol of freedom.

The chapter will also be accepting flags that are no longer serviceable. Those who need to dispose of a flag should bring them to the service.

The beginnings of Flag Day

Congress adopted the U.S. flag on June 14, 1777, and Flag Day’s roots began nearly 100 years later on June 14, 1885, when teacher Bernard Cirgrand placed a flag on his desk and assigned essays on the flag and its significance.

On May 30, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation calling for a nationwide observance of Flag Day and in 1949, President Harry S. Truman signed an act of Congress designating June 14 of every year as National Flag Day.

For more information on the local DAR chapter, visit sarahriggshumphreysDAR.org.