21-day salute to America

There is a little-known law that sets aside a period to honor the United States. Passed in 1975, law 36 U.S.C. § 112 states, “…that Congress declares the 21 days from Flag Day, June 14th through Independence Day, a period to honor America, that there be public gatherings and activities at which people can celebrate and honor their country in an appropriate manner.”

Some suggestions for this period, known as “Honor America Days” include:

*Display the flag every day during the 21-day period.

*Pledge allegiance to the flag each day.

*Urge organization to promote America and unity among all Americans.

*Stimulate love and admiration for our national history and traditions during public ceremonies.

Every community, group, and individual may participate in the nation-wide effort by helping the handicapped and aged and by encouraging the young to understand the opportunities and responsibilities inherent in our Constitutional system. — Matt Siragusa

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