SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) - This is National Flag Week. While many people are flying the American Flag this week, Flag Day and Flag Week are widely unnoticed by many others across America.
Flag week commemorates the adoption of the official United States Flag 240 years ago. We all recognize that original flag with 13 stripes and 13 stars. Now we commemorate the 13 stripe and 50 star banner.
As we deal with ongoing political division within our country, and division within our state over the Mississippi Flag, the overwhelming majority of Americans, are respectful of our country's red, white and blue.
This week let's show unity, celebrate our freedom and our great country by flying our American flags. That's our opinion, we would like to hear yours. Email your thoughts to firstname.lastname@example.org.
WLOX-TV General Manager