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Page 2 CLINCH VALLEY TIMES St. Paul, Va. Thursday, June 26, 2014 Of shoes. ps. g wax.. by Ann Young Gregory i June's holiday Reprinted from June 17, 2010 from veterans, govemrnent officials and other important people for bits of the flag. The Star Spangled Banner was out of circulation, so to speak, while the 1999-2005 Important Information for DMV Most everybody probably knows that Monday, June conservation effort took place, although glass windows Customers 14, was Flag Day. In spite of our awareness of it, Flag allowed the public to view the work being done on the Day is one holiday which receives perhaps less recog- flag. A gallery in the Museum for the flag is being RICHMOND - As a owner's mailing address nition than almost any other, even though it honors our planned at this point, result of 2014 General currently on file with most recognizable national emblem, the Stars andAs I mentioned, this is a holiday that few of us Assembly action, the DMV. Stripes! observe in an appropriate way, considering the v~alue we Virginia Department of Ignition Interlock The original Flag of the United States, was adopted place on our flag. I have a particular memory of a Flag Motor Vehicles (DMV) is If someone is convicted by the Second Continental Congress on June 14, 1777. Day long ago, although it wasn't about my celebrating advising customers of of a DUI first offense, and That makes this past Monday our Flag's 233nd birth- the holiday. My roommate, Phyllis Rogers, and I had important new laws. the court does not require day[ The day wasn't declared as a special time to honor just graduated from the University of Kentucky, and our Medical Indicators installation of an ignition the Flag until Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation over-indulgent parents granted our request for a trip to Current law allows interlock system on at least in 1916 that officially established June 14 as Flag Day. New York as a graduation present. We wanted to see a Thirty-three years later, in 1949, Congress put its Broadway show (we saw seven), to shop in New YorkDMV customers to indi- one vehicle and any vehi- endorsement, passing legislation making June 14 stores, to see the sights and visit some television~pro- cate a hearing or speechcles he or she operates as a National Flag Day. Even so, the day isn't an official grams. We got to do all of that--one of our television impairment or a condition condition of restricted federal holiday, although several states hold official eel- "goals" was to stand outside the Today Show window, of insulin-dependent dia- driving privileges, then ebratioqs, including Penn-sylvania, which was the first much as visitors do now, although the cast back then, betes on their driver's effective July 1, 2014, (and is the only) state to declare Flag Day a state hell- headed by Dave Garroway, stayed indoors. As it hap- licenses. Starting July 1, DMV will require it. day. One of the longest-running Flag Day parades is pened, we chose to go on June 14, and since it was Flag 2014, drivers may also des- SUT Increase held each year in Quincy, Massachusetts, an event Day, we had to stand across the street from the studio, ignate an intellectual dis- Beginning July 1, 2014, which began in 1952. The largest Flag Day parade, since a military honor guard was presenting a flag cer- ability or autism spectrum the sales and use tax (SUT) which draws 50,000 spectators, is held in Troy, New emony in honor of the holiday. I've never forgotten that disorder on their drivers' increases from 4 percent to York. According to Wikipedia, quite possibly the oldest Flag Day of 1956 (if you don't want to bother with the licenses, and holders of4.05 percent. This increase continuing Flag Day parade--it began in 1909 or 1910- arithmetic, that's 54 years ago), and the fact that we -is in Fairfield, Washington. were so far from the Today Show cameras that our par- identification cards mayis part of the transportation Even though the holiday has passed, the entire week ents weren't able to pick us out in the crowd, although also designate any of these funding package adopted which contains June 14 is designated as "National Flag we were standing right in front! Not a particularly patri- conditions on those cards by the General Assembly ~ ~, Week," so it's appropriate that we discuss it here this otic memory, to be sure, but a Flag Day memory as well. last year, which gradually week! The President of the United States traditionally nonetheless. Customers requesting increases the SUT to 4.15 issues a proclamation urging all United States citizens As is true in the evolution of most national events, one of these indicators on percent by 2016. The mini- to fly the American flag during the week. The National Flag Day as we know it can be credited to the attention, their credential must pres- mum SUT remains $75. -,*, Flag Day Foundation (who knew?) holds an annual work and dedication of a number of people, most of ent a signed statement by a Vehicle Inspection for "4 observance of the holiday the' second Sunday of June-- whose names were new to me. Here are some: licensed physician con- Military Members their ceremony includes, very appropriately, a ceremo- George Morris, Hartford, Connecticut, 1861, whofirming the applicant's con- Effective July 1, 2014, nial raising of the flag, a recitation of the Pledge of apparently made the original suggestion to establish a dition, active military members Allegiance to the Flag, singing "The Star Spangled day to honor the adoption of the Flag on June 14, 1777. Hybrid Vehicle residing in Virginia and Banner," which is, of course, the National Anthem, as Bernard J. Cigrand, Waubeka, Wisconsin, 1885, an well as a parade and other events, elementary school teacher, held the first recognized for- License Tax Repeal returning from an official If you've never visited the National Museum of mal observance at Stoney Hill School. Effective July 1, 2014, absence, have 14 calendart American History at the Smithsonian, please make an William T. Kerr, Collier Township, Pennsylvania, the $64 annual hybrid days to obtain a current effort if you're ever in Washington, D.C. I've been 1888, founded the American Flag Day Association of vehicle tax will be vehicle safety inspection there, and stood in absolute awe before the actual flag Western Pennsylvania. He attended President Harry S. repealed. The hybrid tax is sticker. Under current law, that flew over Fort McHenry in Baltimore, which Truman's 1949 signing of the Act of Congress that for- still required to be paid on updated inspection stickers inspired Francis Scott Key to write his famous poem, mally established the observance, all registration periods due are due within five busi- , which was later set to music, and even later, declared to George Belch, the principal of a free kindergarten, in prior to July 1, 2014. ness days. be the National Anthem. The battle, of course, was 1889 celebrated the Revolution and Flag Day. Owners of hybrid vehicles ~i ....... ~? :~:~::: ' : ::~ fought during the War of 1812. That flag, which under- Elizabeth Duane Gillespie, Philadelphia, 1893, was a with registrations expiring i ~C~ went a "conservation" effort between 1999-2005, was descendant of Benjamin Franklin and president of the absolutely huge, and was hung against a wall near the Colonial Dames of Pennsylvania. She attempted to on or before June 30, 2014 " : i entrance of the museum. Theoriginalflagwas30'x42', have a resolution passed requiring all government are required to pay the $64 ,Zailey but after years of souvenir seekers, its size was reduced buildings in Philadelphia to fly the American Flag on hybrid tax. The tax will T'l.[nes :9!:;:~:ii: ..... ~:::~!I~II )i to 30'x 34-. it has 15 stripes and 15 stars, one star hay- Flag Day. also be assessed on hybrid i:: M~r~ ing been cut out. The Armistead family in Baltimore Each of this incredible country's citizens can help vehicles purchased and yl~,~:,, ~s ~s~~ ! i . sheltered the flag for many years, and honored requests perpetuate Flag Day--merely by observing it! registered betweennow PuNi,~ ~t~ ~t ~. :P~ and July 1, 2014. i vA ! ~21~.~. ~I t~ ~:t~:~ ~ Library Customers who I renewed their hybrid vehi- ~ %"~ ' Independence cle registrations for multi- !'i~h~:~nc~v~l~T~,~n~,~I pie years are entitled to a i ~l~= ~ty area (ff ~t:S~I Day Schedule refund of prepaid hybrid-~,~e~,,,tr~lam~"ii J. Fred Matthews taxes for registration years d~= ~ ~c,r~ ~A:~' "i~ff~ i Memorial Library in St.beginning July 2014 and ~uil~'~ lcx~| R~d~ ~ ~ Paul will close at 5:00 pm after. There will be no pro- 1~ (~ iu ~t. P~ul. VA {o, Thursday, July 3 and rated refunds for time peri- ~2~: i . - remain closed July 4, 5, 6, ods prior to July 1. Starting i Al~v~ ~r~ ~a~it~, i & 7. The Library will in July, refund checks will .~T~,~a ,~alv2~r~nlhi~:l reopen Tuesday, July 8 atbe issued to the primary A~. ~C~i~ilO~S: i o:,~ 10:30 am. 1~ ~.~: 5~ ~ ~:~: ~.,~d I ....... i~ : . . " .i :~ Tim=~ P.O Rco~ ~! 7. ~, P~tl, VA ~,12113 Left to right: Dennis Skeens, Dee Smith, Michael Biebe, Gary Gibson Holding Funeral Home announces a .oo s event will be held on Saturday, July 26, 6-8 PM, at the iwo~,~ 2~pe~w~ facility in Castlewood new Farmers Market Pavilion in downtown St. Paul. This ili..~ntgr~m:r~r~g~|i~i~m" fundraiser will benefit J. Fred Matthews Memorial Families across quality is reflected in the rich tradition dating back Library and St. Paul Tomorrow. Regional authors, local ~:: 1~r~puht~ Southwest Virginia, Eastfact that over 98% of theto 1941, when Mr. Bill food vendors, and a silent auction will provide lots of fun. i: .......................................................................................................... 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