Enterprise Elks Lodge #1829 will be celebrating Flag Day on Sunday, June 14, at the Wallowa County Courthouse Square at 1 p.m. Everyone is invited.
Inspired by over three decades of state and local celebrations, Flag Day — the anniversary of the Flag Resolution of 1777 — was officially established by the Proclamation of President Woodrow Wilson on May 30, 1916. While Flag Day was celebrated in various communities for years after Wilson’s proclamation, it was not until Aug. 3, 1949, that President Truman signed an Act of Congress designating June 14 of each year as National Flag Day.
Our flag’s design was authorized by the Continental Congress on June 14, 1777. Flag Day is also a time to remember and honor military men and women who defend our flag and our country.
Also, if you have a flag to retire, bring it to the ceremony and it will be done in a proper, dignified manner at a later date by the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
For more information please contact Kent Lozier at 541-426-3181.