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What so proudly we hail: recalling the history of ‘Old Glory’ on its 243rd birthday in New York


An article published in the Riverhead Paper June 15, 2020, written by Ann Otten Regent for the Daughters of the American Revolution Suffolk Chapter New York:


Every year for the past 15 years Suffolk Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution have been honored to celebrate Flag Day with a program for the fifth-grade classes at Pulaski Street Elementary School. Rain or shine, members of the Chapter along with the Riverhead NJROTC and representatives of the local veteran organizations have gathered at the school to celebrate the birthday of our flag. This year, the 243rd birthday celebration is not at the school, but here on this page.


As George Washington said about our flag, “It stands for dignity, honor and protection of all who love liberty, and who claim the sheltering protection it has always given.” Read more What so proudly we hail: recalling the history of ‘Old Glory’ on its 243rd birthday


This is a celebration of Old Glory in South Boston, Massachusetts noted in the Boston Post 1907 with Ella P. Gardner, three year old Dorothy Cheever, and Hazel Burns. 5,000 sang the "The Star Spangled Banner" as the Old Glory was raised at the corner of Congress and A Streets.


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