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Congressman Andy Harris

Representing the First District of Maryland

Rep. Harris Statement on Flag Day

June 14, 2011
Press Release

 

Contact:

Ryan Nawrocki

(202) 441-7940

For Immediate Release: 

June 14, 2011

Rep. Harris Statement on Flag Day

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Andy Harris has issued the following statement in commemoration of Flag Day, which celebrates the adoption of the flag of the United States by resolution of the Second Continental Congress on June 14, 1777.

           “The American Flag is among the world’s most recognized symbols of liberty.  From thirteen stars to fifty, the red, white and blue has been from the bloody beaches of Normandy to the surface of the moon.  It flies over the White House in Washington, D.C. and the little white house down the street.  Through thick and thin, good times and bad, Old Glory’s broad stripes and bright stars have embodied the spirit of the American people; it has persevered.”

            Residents of Maryland 1st Congressional District may purchase and have their very own flag flown over the U.S. Capitol.  Rep. Harris’ office can arrange to have it flown on a specific date with enough advance notice. Details are available at harris.house.gov.

            In addition, the United States Department of Veterans Affairs provides information on guidelines for displaying an American flag at https://www.va.gov/kids/6-12/multicontent_dtl.asp?intPageID=8&intSideBoxID=46&currentgrp=&currentPage=1.

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