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Legislation #: 160438 Introduction Date: 6/9/2016
Type: Special Action Effective Date: none
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBERS WAGNER, FOWLER, REED, JAMES, JR., LOAR, LUCAS, SHIELDS, JUSTUS, HALL, CANADY, TAYLOR AND MCMANUS
Title: Celebrating Flag Day, June 14th and National Flag Week starting June 13, 2016.

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6/7/2016 Filed by the Clerk's office
6/9/2016 Adopted

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RESOLUTION NO. 160438

 

Celebrating Flag Day, June 14th and National Flag Week starting June 13, 2016.

 

WHEREAS, for more than two centuries, Americans have saluted Old Glory in times of trial and triumph; and

 

WHEREAS, generations have looked to it as they steeled their resolve, and an unbroken chain of men and women in uniform has served under our Flag; and

 

WHEREAS, when we lay our veterans to rest, many go draped with the stars and stripes upon them, and their families find solace in the folds of honor held tightly to their chest; and

 

WHEREAS, to commemorate the adoption of our flag, the Congress, by joint resolution approved August 3, 1949, as amended (63 Stat. 492), designated June 14th of each year as “Flag Day” requested that the President issue an annual proclamation calling for its observance and for the display of the flag of the United States on all Federal Government buildings. The Congress also requested, by joint resolution approved June 9, 1966, as amended (80 Stat.194), that the President annually issue a proclamation designating the week in which June 14 occurs as “National Flag Week” and call upon citizens of the United States to display the flag during that week; and

 

WHEREAS, President Barack Obama, President of the United States of America proclaims June 14, 2016, as Flag Day and the week beginning June 13, 2016 as National Flag Week and urges all Americans to observe Flag Day and National Flag Week by displaying a flag as a time to honor America, to celebrate our heritage in public gatherings and activities, and to publicly recite the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

That the Mayor and Council hereby recognize Flag Day and National Flag Week starting June, 13, 2016; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Resolution be spread upon the Minutes of the Council in testimony thereof and that a copy hereof be presented to Dick Seidelman and Honey Harger and the citizens of Kansas City with the thanks of the Mayor and Council as we pay tribute to the banner that weaves us together and waves above us all in Kansas City, Missouri.

 

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