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UPCOMING SOCIETY EVENTS
HISTORICAL SOCIETY DISPLAY CASE
2018 Summer Exhibit
The MAHS exhibit case holds an assortment of American Flag collectibles. We celebrate “Old Glory” and all that our flag stands for as we commemorate Memorial Day and the Fourth of July.
The United States Flag is the third oldest of the National Standards of the world: older than the Union Jack of Britain or the Tricolor of France. The flag was first authorized by Congress, June 14, 1777. This date is now observed as Flag Day throughout America.
The flag was first flown from Fort Stanwix, on the site of the present city of Rome, NY, on August 3, 1777. It was first under fire for three days in the Battle of Oriskany, August 6, 1777.
The symbolism of the flag was thus interpreted by George Washington: “We take the stars from heaven, the red from our mother country, separating it by white stripes, thus showing that we have separated from her, and the white stripes shall go down to posterity representing Liberty.”
The United States Flag is unique in the deep and noble significance of the message to the entire world, a message of national independence, of individual liberty, of idealism, of patriotism.
We ask you to stop by the Borough Hall and see our Flag Exhibit.