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You’re the emblem of the land I love

George M Cohan said it all in You're a Grand Old Flag. Saturday June 9 for the 44th time the Saratoga/Wilton Elks marched down Broadway to honor Old Glory. As always Roohan flags lined the route (viewers encouraged to take a flag home). Bands, marchers, Navy group from West Milton, lots of boy and girl scouts. And the rain stayed away.

"Resolved, that the flag of the United States be thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new Constellation."

On June 14th 1777, the Second Continental Congress passed a resolution about the design of the flag. At the time the flag was something thrown together for a nation that didn't even have it's constitution yet.

Now, the Flag represents over 200 years of American growth and achievements, our hopes, our dreams, and the brave men and women who have risked and sometimes lost their lives in it's defense.