American Legion donates flag to the Middlesboro Police Dept.

Published 5:59 pm Friday, June 21, 2024

Each year the American Legion donates a flag to the Middlesboro Police Department on Flag Day. This year attending the Flag Day ceremony as pictured in the group, left to right were Officer Jeremiah Johnson, Officer and Legion Chaplain Bucky Harris, Legion Commander Jim Davis, Legion 1st Vice Commander Bob Lawton, Officer Floyd Patterson and Legion Sgt. at Arms Joe Lashly. (Not pictured was MFD Fireman Rick Evans.)
Flag day celebrates the symbolism and history of the American flag on June 14th. This day has been celebrated several ways in the past. Families displayed the flag at their residence, parades and other patriotic events held.  Realizing these many celebrations, In May of 1916 President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation stating June 14th as Flag Day each year.
Later in 1945 President Harvey Truman Officially declared June 14th as Flag Day.
(Photos submitted)

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