TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Some consider it a forgotten holiday, but for the nonprofit Flags for the Flagless, Flag Day is a very important day. To help Tucson celebrate, Flags for the Flagless donated about 30 flags to be placed around downtown, along Stone and Sixth avenues, with help from the Downtown Tucson Partnership.
Where did the meaning of this holiday originate? Centuries ago back in 1777, a Second Continental Congress resolution about a flag for the country was written. In reference to the flag the resolution said, "Resolved, that the Flag of the thirteen United States shall be thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the Union be thirteen stars, white on a blue field, representing a new constellation," and from that came the American flag we all know.
"Today is the celebration of the adoption of our stars and stripes in 1777, so it's important people realize how important the flag is," Russell Stone, manager of the Downtown Tucson Partnership, said.
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2018 is the second year that Flags for the Flagless is putting up the flags and the group, with help from the Downtown Tucson Partnership, puts them up pretty fast. Within four hours they expect the flags to be up, taking about a minute per a flag.
The flags will remain up in downtown until Monday