It's Flag Day

Created: 6/14/10 (Mon) | Topic: Education

BISMARCK, N.D. – In accordance with a proclamation signed by the President, Governor John Hoeven is calling on North Dakotans to observe Flag Day, today, June 14, and National Flag Week, beginning today and continuing throughout the week, by displaying the American flag and honoring those who have served and sacrificed in defense of our great nation.

In addition, the Governor directs officials to display the American flag on all government buildings at full staff throughout Flag Day and National Flag Week and encourages citizens to fly the Stars and Stripes from their homes and other suitable places.

“Since its adoption in 1777, the American flag has symbolized freedom and opportunity for generations of Americans, embodying our nation’s highest ideals of equality and justice for all,” said Hoeven. “As we look upon the flag, we are reminded of the great sacrifices that have been made, and continue to be made, by our brave men and women in uniform to protect our nation and preserve the liberties for which our flag stands.”

Hoeven is also calling on North Dakotans to observe the days from Flag Day through Independence Day as a time to honor America, to celebrate our rich heritage and to express our gratitude to those who have secured our freedoms throughout our nation’s history and those who defend them still today.

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