In 1949, Congress approved and President Harry Truman signed the national observance of Flag Day on June 14 into law to commemorate the birth of the American Flag, and also to rededicate Americans to the ideals for which it stands.
“This beloved emblem, which flies above all our people of whatever creed or race, signalizes our respect for human rights and the protection such rights are afforded under our form of government,” said Truman.
On recent Flag Day in Port Clinton, the Elks Lodge and the Port Clinton Boy Scouts ceremonially shared honoring the U.S. Flag. From left to right (back row) are: Tenderfoot Scout Killian Marsden Scout of Troop 331, Scout Master Ray Johnson and Committee Chair Jon Elias. In the front row are Elks Lodge members Rick Ward, Chuck Draft, Terry Glovinsky, David Castillo, Bill Murphy, Dann Hatfield, Exalted Ruler Judy McKinney and Dave Song. Kneeling front is Caden Gosik. (Photo by Phil Wheeler)