Fire Service Urged to Commemorate Flag Day

Chief Dan Eggleston, IAFC president and chairman of the board, is urging the fire and emergency service to join the National Flag Foundation (NFF) and other national organizations to commemorate Flag Day, Friday, June 14. 

The IAFC is made up of the leaders of the American Fire Service – men and women who serve their communities faithfully, 24/7. The IAFC respects the mission of the National Flag Foundation to be the voice of flag education in the U.S. and we stand with you and support your efforts to send a nationwide message of unity. - Chief Dan Eggleston

Led by the NFF and supported by major labor unions and veterans’ organizations, we are asked to fly the Flag of the United States of America in a show of unity, democracy and civility on Flag Day.

Americans can participate in several ways:

  • Fly the Flag: Raise or hang the American Flag in an appropriate place and manner.
  • Join Americans with ceremonies at workplaces, public spaces, or at home and in neighborhoods across the country.
  • At 11:45 a.m. on June 14th, pause for 50-seconds of reflection (and/or celebration) about our democracy. Reflect with a national audience for 50-seconds on American unity and the need for civility (one second for every star on the Flag.) Consider a short blast of lights and sirens at the conclusion of the reflection.
  • Spread the word: In advance, communicate with employees, family, friends, neighbors and co-workers about how this Flag Day event can demonstrate American unity in a simple and special way.
  • Post photos of your Flag display on Twitter at #flytheflag2019, or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/NationalFlagFoundation/
  • Create your own Flag Day event. Make the Pledge of Allegiance, play or sing the National Anthem, honor a Veteran in a special way, remind fellow citizens we are all Americans, regardless of our differences, commemorate our freedom.
  • Alert your local media: Tell them what you are doing to display American unity and civility when our country needs it most.

See the NFF website for updates and information on the Flag Day events, as well as the history, care and etiquette of the American flag. For more information, contact: Alicia MunzPhelps, Administrator at 412.789.4830. 

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