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2016 Flag Retirement Program

JES, Hampton Roads’ leading foundation repair company, is accepting worn and tattered U.S. flags for proper retirement in honor of Flag Day on June 14th. American flags will be collected, 8 am – 5 pm through Flag Day, June 14 at the following locations:

Virginia Beach, VA

1741 Corporate Landing Parkway
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23454

Manassas, VA

11108 Industrial Road
Manassas, Virginia 20109

Chester, VA

2410 Southland Drive
Chester, Virginia 23831

2016 Flag Retirement Program - JES Celebrates Flag Day - Giving Back

Co-Owner, Stella Waltz and VFW Memorial Post 392, Commander Mike Gaughan retiring flags in 2014.

2016 Flag Retirement Program – Flag History

On June 14, 1777 the Continental Congress passed the Flag Act which stated, “the flag of the United states be thirteen alternate stripes red and white” and “the Union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new constellation.”

The new flag was based on the “Grand Union Flag” which was carried by the Continental Army in 1776 and also had 13 red and white stripes.

Since it’s formal induction the flag has evolved to include more stars with the addition of each new state. The stripes remained the same to represent the original thirteen colonies. Up until 1923 there were no regulations to govern the display and retirement of the flag. On June 14, 1923 the government adopted the National Flag Code which dictated the proper etiquette and retirement of the American Flag.

Up until 1923 there were no regulations to govern the display and retirement of the flag. On June 14, 1923 the government adopted the National Flag Code which dictated the proper etiquette and retirement of the American Flag.

JES Co-Owner, Stella Waltz, also educates the public about the importance of flag etiquette and JES’ flag retirement program. She is available to speak with your school, civic group or organization.

To book Stella for a speaking engagement, please call 866-370-4816 or you can email Stella directly at stella@jesnow.com.

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