Do the flags flying around town seem a bit brighter today? Check them at the post office, school, the court house, and the big flag at Red River Storage on Highway 71 just south of Coushatta. Today is Flag Day.
The Veterans of Foreign Wars posted, “Flag Day falls within National Flag Week, a time when Americans reflect on the foundations of the nation’s freedom.
The flag of the United States represents freedom and has been an enduring symbol of the country’s ideals since its early days. During both events, Americans also remember their loyalty to the nation, reaffirm their belief in liberty and justice, and observe the nation’s unity.
Many people in the United States honor this day by displaying the American flag at homes and public buildings. Other popular ways of observing this holiday include: flag-raising ceremonies; Flag Day services; school quizzes and essay competitions about the American flag; musical salutes; street parades; and awards for special recognition.
Keep it flying in the breeze and looking good. When your flag becomes faded, worn or tattered, dispose of it properly. Randy’s Hardware and VFW Post 7287 dispose of used flags. Simply fold the flag and bring it to the collection box at Randy’s Hardware of US 71. It will be retired with proper respect and dignity.