Dear Friends and Neighbors,
It was on this day, June 14, 1777, the Second Continental Congress adopted the flag of the United States by resolution: “Resolved, that the flag of the 13 United States be 13 stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be 13 stars, white in a blue field, representing a new constellation.” In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation that officially established June 14 as Flag Day. The National Flag Day was established in 1949 by an Act of Congress.
As we celebrate Flag Day, I'd like to remind you of two events today involving the 14th Legislative District.
Virtual town hall meeting
This evening, at 5:30 p.m., Rep. Chris Corry and I will be holding a 14th District virtual town hall meeting. We invite you to join us for the one-hour event using the Zoom platform on your computer, in which we will review the 2021 legislative session and will take your questions. You can preregister for the event by going to: https://tinyurl.com/14-LD-townhall.
'Honoring Our Veterans Year Round'
I am also honored to host a community discussion tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the Goldendale American Legion, 108 N. Grant, Goldendale. The topic is “Honoring Our Veterans Year Round.”
We will be discussing ways in which we can remember, honor and serve our active, non-active and retired veterans — and those who have passed on — beyond Memorial Day and Veterans' Day — the two traditional days they are honored.
More than 520,000 military veterans live in Washington state. Several years ago, I sponsored legislation that created Washington's YesVets program, a statewide campaign to hire veterans. That's one small, but important way we can help our veterans. Tonight, I'd like to hear other ideas from the community about how we can help our veterans and serve those who have served and sacrificed for our country so we can be free.
I hope you can join me at one or both of our Flag Day events!
Honored to serve you,