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118A Legion St, Easley, SC 29642-1657

American Legion Post 52

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Legion Auxiliary

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 Each year around Memorial Day, Veterans of Foreign Wars members and American Legion Auxiliary volunteers distribute millions of bright red poppies in exchange for contributions to assist disabled and hospitalized veterans. The program provides multiple benefits to the veterans and to the community. The hospitalized veterans who make the flowers are able to earn a small wage, which helps to supplement their incomes and makes them feel more self-sufficient. The physical and mental activity provides many therapeutic benefits as well. Donations are used exclusively to assist and support veterans and their families. The poppy also reminds the community of the past sacrifices and continuing needs of our veterans. The poppy has become a nationally known and recognized symbol of sacrifice and is worn to honor the men and women who served and died for their country in all wars.

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Happy Birthday

National Guard: December 13, 1636

U.S. Army: June 14, 1775

U.S. Navy: October 13, 1775 (Abolished Feb 1781 - Reinstated 7 Sep 1781)

U.S. Marine Corps: November 10, 1775

U.S. Coast Guard: August 4, 1790

U.S. Air Force: September 18, 1947

 

Order of Precedence for Flag Display

The order of precedence for flags is 1) National, 2) State, 3) Military (in order of creation date), and 4) Other.

The United Nations uses alphabetical order in its presentation of national flags so that no one country has precedence over another.

According to the Military District of Washington, Ceremonies and Special Events Office, Army Regulation #840-10 mandates that state flags should be displayed according to the date that each state was admitted to the union.

According to the Department of Defense Directive 1005.8, the prescribed precedence of military flags is determined by service birthdays. The appropriate order is given below:

Army Birthday – 14 June 1775
Marine Corps Birthday – 10 November 1775
Navy Birthday – 13 Oct 1775 (Abolished Feb 1781 - Reinstated 7 Sep 1781)
Air Force Birthday – 18 September 1947
*Coast Guard Birthday – 4 August 1790

 

 

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