Today is Flag Day

Published 12:00 am Monday, June 13, 2011

Wayne Hinshaw/for the Salisbury Post
Members of the Rowan County Honor Council salute at the VA Medical Center ceremony. Old Glory should be flying high today as the nation observes Flag Day in the midst of National Flag Week. The American flag was born on June 14, 1777 — hence the observance today — after the Continental Con In his recent Flag Day proclamation, President Obama described the flag as a beacon of hope. “When the American flag soars,” he said, “so too does our nation and the ideals it stands for.”