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Flag Day

(A member of a precision skydiving team makes a pinpoint landing on Independence Mall.  Photo from National Park Service)

Philadelphia, Home of the American Flag, Pulls Out All Stops For Flag Day Celebrations

On Independence Mall, bystanders got a Flag Day surprise when members of the Fastrax Skydiving Team made a grand entrance from above, carrying gigantic American flags.

06/14/2013

(Montgomery County employees gather around a collection box designed to receive worn or unneeded American flags.  Credit: Brad Segall)

Montco Drop-off Box Ensures Respectful Disposal For Old American Flags

When it’s time to retire your flag, officials say, bring it to the courthouse and deposit the flag in the box.

06/14/2013

(Flag Day ceremony in front of the National Constitution Center.  Credit: Justin Udo)

Americans Celebrate Flag Day and Founding of U.S. Army

And the flag is only part of the celebration.

06/14/2013

(Philadelphia chapter of Tuskegee Airmen) (credit: KYW's John McDevitt.)

Tuskegee Airmen Treated Like Movie Stars At Flag Day Event Along Independence Hall

There was a flag raising ceremony outside Independence Hall on Thursday. The 78th Army Band played and members of the Philadelphia chapter of Tuskegee Airmen were on hand.

06/14/2012

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Northeast Philly Troop Makes Hand Embroidered Flags

The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support from Northeast Philadelphia demonstrated how to hand-embroider the presidential flag.

06/14/2012

(Credit: Betsy Ross House)

Guide To The Betsy Ross House

History is everywhere in the nation’s first capital, from the cobblestone streets of Old City to the grassy quads of Penn. So it’s no surprise that the creator of our nation’s flag and one of the most important women in American history, Betsy Ross, lived and worked right here in Philadelphia

05/22/2012

On Flag Day, Local Country Club Honors Military Men & Women

  by KYW’s Mike Dougherty Monday is Flag Day and one local country club is saying thank you to those who have defended the stars and stripes by making them members for a day. 

06/15/2010

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