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Wilkes County Veterans History Project: Flag Day

Flag Day

Ken Welborn

(L to R) Brandon Pennington, Ethan Benge, and Conner McCall

Daughters of the American Revolution - Rendezvous Mountain Chapter

Jim Caudill and Arnold Lakey

Event emcee, Ken Welborn, with Wilkes vocalist, Judy Bainbridge,

who delivered a stirring rendition of "The Star Spangled Banner"

Keith Elmore, County Commissioner and

Marc Houser, Mayor of North Wilkesboro

Flag Day in Wilkes County June 14, 2023

The week of June 14 (June 12–18, 2022; June 11–17, 2023; June 09–15, 2024) is designated as "National Flag Week." During National Flag Week, the president issues a proclamation "urging the people to observe the day as the anniversary of the adoption on June 14, 1777, by the Continental Congress of the Stars and Stripes as the official flag of the United States of America." The flag should also be displayed on all government buildings.