Flag Day, which is recognized on June 14, celebrates the adoption of the flag as the official symbol for the United States. This day was first recognized by congress on June 14, 1777, which became known as Flag Day.

The colors used in the flag give special meaning to the flag:  Red for valor and zeal;  White for hope and cleanliness of life;  and Blue for reverence and loyalty.

Take time today to inspect your flag. If it is torn and tattered, replace with clean and damage—free flags. When flags are damaged, they should be destroyed in a dignified manner.

The New York Mills VFW Post collects flags when in a condition that is no longer a fitting emblem for display. A new flag is also available for purchase. 

The flag may also be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning.  Please go to www.VFW.org/Community for more information on Flag Etiquette.