The Stars and Stripes originated as a result of a resolution adopted by the Marine Committee of the Second Continental Congress at Philadelphia on June 14, 1777. The resolution read: “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.”
In the United States, Flag Day is celebrated on June 14. It commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States. In 1916, the anniversary of the Flag Resolution of 1777 became a nationally observed event by a proclamation by President Woodrow Wilson. However, it was not designated as National Flag Day until Aug. 3, 1949, when an Act of Congress designated June 14 of each year as National Flag Day.
American Legion Greenbrier Post 26 Ronceverte held a pistol raffle on Flag Day this year and are very pleased to announce the winner of the Flag Day Raffle. The winner was Ralph McPeak from Gap Mills, in Monroe County. He was the winner of the .380 Ruger pistol, a box of ammo, and membership to the L&S Gun Range in Caldwell.
American Legion Greenbrier Post 26 Ronceverte hopes to be able to conduct another raffle during the fall and is hopeful that everyone will again participate. This year’s raffle was very successful and they thank all those who bought tickets and gave donations. Who knew the extra funds generated from the raffle would be needed before the end of the month to help out flood victims. The American Legion Greenbrier Post 26 Ronceverte alone had three members who were flooded out and needed some extra help towards recovery. Again we thank you for your participation.