08 Jun SAVA Insurance Group is Celebrating Flag Day and Week with the Community
SAVA Insurance Group is thrilled to be promoting community patriotism and the American Spirit with its 2016 United States First Annual Flag Exchange. Local residents can bring their faded or tattered flags to the agency during Flag Week, June 13th-17th, and receive a complementary replacement. Those without an American flag can receive a flag and mounting kit at no charge. Did you know over 90% of our American flags are manufactured outside of America!? All the flags that SAVA is handing out are 100% American made.
At SAVA Insurance we love giving back to our community and we are guided by heart. Flag Day is important to the SAVA Team because we are located in a military community. With the Coast Guard Academy in New London, Camp Niantic in Niantic and the Sub Base in Groton, we are hoping the community will embrace our patriotic spirit and honor all the brave men and women who have fought and continue to fight for our freedom this Flag Day. It is our hope that this event will continue annually and engage families and our younger generations in conversations about the American Flag and its’ history.
In addition, SAVA Insurance Group will host a cookout at its office on Tuesday, June 14th at 3pm, that is free and open to the community. Enjoy great food, great music, and a great community event to celebrate our flag and American heroes.
- Here are some fun facts we found about Flag Day!
- The first American flag was sewed by Betsy Ross in May of 1776.
- Congress adopted the Stars and Stripes as the American flag on June 14, 1777.
- The colors of the flag have important meanings. Red symbolizes Hardiness and Valor, White symbolizes Purity and Innocence and Blue represents Vigilance, Perseverance and Justice.
- The first Flag Day observance was on June 14, 1885, when 19-year-old school teacher Bernard J. Cigrand placed a 38-inch star flag in a bottle on his desk. He assigned essays about the flag and its significance.
- In 1894, the governor of New York directed that the flag be displayed on all public buildings on June 14.
- On May 30, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a presidential proclamation establishing Flag Day as the anniversary of the Flag Resolution.
- On August 3, 1949, President Truman signed an Act of Congress that would designate June 14 of each year as National Flag Day.
- When the flag can no longer be repaired or used, it must be destroyed in a dignified matter, such as burning.
- If dirty or soiled, an American flag may be washed and dry cleaned.
- If a flag touches the ground, it does not have to be destroyed. Instead, just wash it if it’s dirty.