|||By act of Congress of the United States dated June 14, 1777, the first official flag of the United States was adopted.|
|||By act of Congress dated August 3, 1949, "National Flag Day" was designated each year as June 14.|
|||The Congress has requested the President to issue annually a proclamation designating the week in which June 14 occurs as National Flag Week.|
|||Flag Day celebrates our nation's symbol of unity, a democracy in a republic, and stands for our country's devotion to freedom, to the rule of all, and to equal rights for all.|
|||The year 2004 commemorates the 59th and 29th year anniversaries of the ending of World War II and the Vietnam War.|
|||We pay our respect to all of the many veterans who have served the armed forces of their country.|
NOW, THEREFORE, the City Council and Mayor, on behalf of the citizens of Ashland, hereby proclaim June 14, 2004, as
Flag Day in the City of Ashland
and urge all citizens of Ashland to join in with the Ashland Elks Lodge Pledge of Allegiance to our Flag and Nation, at 4:00 p.m., at the Ashland downtown Plaza.
Dated this 1st day of June, 2004.
Alan DeBoer, Mayor
Barbara Christensen, City Recorder
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