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WHEREAS, the American flag represents the timeless ideals of liberty, justice, and freedom upon which our nation was founded, and for more than 200 years has been a proud and abiding symbol of democracy that has inspired countless individuals around the world; and

WHEREAS, the current American flag design was adopted on July 4,1960, with hues of red, white, and blue, and consisting of 13 equal horizontal stripes representing the original 13 colonies; and 

WHEREAS, the broad stripes and bright stars of "Old Glory" continue to unite Americans from across our nation and around the globe, standing as a beacon of America's promise of opportunity and equality; and

WHEREAS, throughout the various chapters of our history, from our earliest days as an emerging nation fighting a revolution for independence, through a Civil War that shook the very foundations of the republic, and during the great contests against tyranny and oppression that claimed the lives of America's best and brightest, the American flag has endured; and

WHEREAS, the sacrifices made by our heroes in uniform are forever memorialized by the American flag which they carried into battle, which adorns the resting places of so many who have offered their lives on the altar of freedom, and which serves as a reminder to us that our nation is the land of the free because it is the home of the brave; and

WHEREAS, whenever we place our hand over our heart to salute this symbol of our country, the American flag continues to inspire us to strive to perfect our Union, to embrace the common threads that bind us together as Americans, and to carry on the legacy of our nation; and

WHEREAS, all Nevadans are hereby encouraged to participate in National Flag Day, and to reflect upon the significance of our nation's flag as a symbol of the freedoms we cherish, a reminder of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice, and as a continued source of inspiration sustaining our hope in a stronger and brighter future for America;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BRIAN SANDOVAL, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim  June 14, 2016

 NATIONAL FLAG DAY IN NEVADA

 

 Proclamation Seal Only                         Signatures of Governor Brian Sandoval & Barbara Cegaske