NEWSMAKER — Flag Day encourages increased awareness of America’s most powerful symbol

| June 14, 2018
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NORTHWEST MISSOURI — Thursday, June 14 is Flag Day, an annual federal holiday in the U.S. commemorating the adoption of the flag of the United States in 1777.

John Midkiff, Chairman of the Americanism Committee of the Missouri American Legion, talked with KMZU’s Brian Lock about how to fully and properly respect the American flag.

Click below to hear their conversation, which aired Thursday on KMZU.

 

Flag Day was first celebrated June 14, 1777 with the adoption of the original American flag. Throughout America’s history, the flag has been updated to reflect the changes to our growing nation.

The American flag remains one of the most revered American symbols and has inspired fierce debate about freedom of speech and the place of the American flag in a modern society.

Despite any controversy, Midkiff remains steadfast that flag etiquette, procedures and reverence should be fostered within American society. He said that when handling and displaying an American flag, there are a few rules of thumb to follow.

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Brian Lock is assignment editor and morning anchor for KMZU News.