Now more than ever, we are looking to be united with our community. The connection we share with our friends and neighbors give us strength and are cause to celebrate. We love to see the gatherings and the physical representation of our bonds celebrated throughout the summer. Walking down Brownsville Road in the summertime, it’s hard not to think of how united our community is with our love of the Fourth of July. While the borough will not be holding its annual celebration, we cannot wait to see people’s homes waving their flags and hanging their patriotic decorations reflecting the flags and buntings hung by the borough from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Nestled between the summer holidays and often overlooked is Flag Day, a day we would like to bring a little bit more attention to this year.
Flag Day, celebrated annually on June 14th, was declared a holiday by President Woodrow Wilson. In 1916 when he made this declaration, the flag only had forty-two stars. The holiday is intended to celebrate our union under the “Old Glory” and promote respect for one of our national symbols.
Did you know that you can request a flag that has been flown over the Capitol building from our members of Congress? The request can be placed through Senator Bob Casey, Jr. on his website at https://www.casey.sentate.gov/request/flags/ or through Senator Pat Toomey on his website: https://www.toomey.senate.gov/?p=flag_requests
In honor of Flag Day our lawn will be decorated with flags in celebration of both Flag Day, and the holidays we are celebrating this summer in new ways. We invite you to come take a flag and create a new tradition with us. Display your new flag proudly in celebration of our unity, our strength as a community, and our love of summer traditions (old and new).