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Flag Day ceremony in Carson on Tuesday

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The Nevada National Guard's 18th annual Flag Day and Army birthday ceremony begins at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in Carson City at the Nevada Veteran's Memorial on Capitol grounds, 101 N. Carson St.

Former Record-Courier Managing Editor and Reno author Guy Clifton, the event's emcee, will present the first 36-star American flag flown in Nevada. The flag was raised at Fort Ruby in 1864, immediately after Nevada became a state. Retired U.S. Army Col. Tyrus Cobb, former West Point professor and advisor to President Ronald Reagan, will be the keynote speaker. Brig. Gen. Zachary Doser, director of the joint staff, Nevada National Guard Joint Force Headquarters and Reno police detective, will also speak. The event is free and open to the public.

Additionally, there will be a color guard, historical flag presentation and Army birthday cake.

The U.S. Army is two years older than the U.S. Flag. A resolution of the Continental Congress authorized 10 companies of riflemen on June 14, 1775, giving birth to the U.S. Army. Two years later, the Continental Congress passed the first Flag Act and adopted the stars-and-stripes design as our nation's flag. In 1949, President Harry S. Truman signed an act of Congress designating June 14 as National Flag Day.

IF YOU GO

What: The Nevada National Guard’s 18th annual Flag Day Ceremony

When: 10:30 a.m. June 14 (Tuesday)

Where: Nevada Veteran’s Memorial, 101 N. Carson St., Carson City