Republicans and Tea Party Conservatives Rally on National Flag Day
During the American Revolution, the Continental Congress adopted a resolution stating “the flag of the United States be thirteen alternate stripes red and white” and that the Union be thirteen stars, white, in a blue field, representing a new constellation”.
The anniversary was originally titled “Flag Birthday”. On August 3rd 1949, President Truman signed an Act of Congress designating June 14th of each year as National Flag Day.
Members of the Gila County Republican Party along with the Rim County Republican Club, and the Payson Tea Party members assembled in Payson on Sunday to celebrate the 238th anniversary of the “Stars and Stripes”. The team lined Route 87 in Payson near the Post Office with multiple flags waving for three hours and got a rousing response from passing cars and motorcycles.
Gila County Republican Party Vice Chairwoman Lolly Hathhorn, who organized the event, stated, “The flag represents the freedom and liberties of an exceptional country that people all over the planet aspire to enjoy”. She went on to note that she did not observe any democrats out celebrating the special day.