SSgt Robert C. Melberg, USA, American Legion Post 110 held a national Flag Day ceremony for residents and staff of Our Lady of Perpetual Help (OLPH} Senior Care Center in Virginia Beach, Va., on July 14, 2022. Flag Day is celebrated to commemorate the adoption of the flag of the United States on June 14, 1777, by resolution of the second Continental Congress. In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation establishing June 14 as Flag Day. The American Legion observes Flag Day by demonstrating proper flag etiquette, and adheres to the American Creed which states ... "We retire flags with dignity and respect when they become worn, faded, or badly soiled." During the ceremony, a collection of worn flags were designated for disposal by donating them to a local funeral and cremation service to be used in services for military veterans.
In the photo (left to right) are Legionnaires Jeff Kocab, Bert Wendell Jr., Dave Smith, Fred Kinkin, Clifford Dietz and George Schmidt. (Photography by Raul Pernites, OLPH)