© 2016-17  MOAA Ancient City Chapter St. Augustine, FL 32085 All rights reserved

Military Officers

Association of America

Ancient City Chapter, St. Augustine, FL

The Military Officers Association of America (MOAA), is a dynamic

organization of active, retired, and former officers of the uniformed

services.

National Flag Day June 14, 2017 June 14th, is National Flag Day, a day when Americans celebrate the meaning of  their nation’s flag, honor the traditions associated with its care, and educate  those  around them to its significance. The Flag of the United States is to be  honored and carries with it both history and traditions. There are three Flag Acts  which are laws that sought to define the design of the flag of the United States.  Flag Act of 1777 On June 14, 1777, in order to establish an Official flag for the new nation, the Second Continental Congress passed the first Flag Act: “Resolved, That the flag of the United States be made of thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be th irteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new Constellation.” Flag Act of 1794 The Flag Act of 1794 was signed into law by President George Washington on January 13, 1794. It changed the design of the flag to accommodate the  a dmission into the U nion of the states Vermont and Kentucky. It provided for  fifteen stripes as well as fifteen stars. This would be the only official flag of the  United States not to have thirteen stripes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House  of Representatives of the Unite d States of America in Congress Assembled, That  from and after the first day of May, Anno Domini, one thousand seven hundred  and ninety - five, the flag of the United States, be fifteen stripes alternate red and  white. That the Union be fifteen stars, white  in a blue field. Flag Act of 1818 The Flag Act of 1818 was enacted by Congress on April 4, 1818. It provided for the  modern rule of having thirteen stripes to represent the original thirteen colonies and having the number of stars match the number of stat es. It also provided that subsequent changes in the number of stars be made on July 4, Independence Day. STATE REPRE SENTATIVE PAUL RENNER  MEETS WITH ANCIENT  CITY CHAPTER OF MOAA State  R epresentative Paul Renner of the 24 th District provided a legislative update  on the recent session in Tallahassee at the May 25 th luncheon meeting of the  Military Officers’ Association of America. His topics included state licensing regulation (DBPR) for vete rans, state budget allocations , proposed legislation and  Historic Preservation Grants .  An extremely informative Q&A session f ollowed. The Florida Council of Chapters of  MOAA (FCOC) Area Vice President, Pat  Ivory, presented two  state  leadership awards to former A ncient  C ity  Chapter  president , George Linardos , and  current president , Ron Birchall.  Discussions  followed on two  initiatives : Vets for Cops and Vets in the Classroom. The Chapter,  along with the Veterans’ Council of St. Johns County will engage in promoting  and facilitating these programs in the Fall of 2017 . The Ancient City Chapter will meet again on September 28,  2017.  Check our  website ,  www.moaa - acc.org ,  for  updates and coming events.
© 2016-17 MOAA-ACC St. Augustine, FL 32085 All rights reserved

Military Officers

Association of America

Ancient City Chapter, St. Augustine, FL

The Military Officers Association of America

(MOAA), is a dynamic organization of active,

retired, and former officers of the uniformed

services.