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Patriotic Salutes Ezine September 2003.


Patriotic Salutes

Vol. 1 Issue 4

September 2003


in this issue

-- Patriotic Holidays for September

-- New National Constitution Center

-- September Trivia Question:

-- Answer to September's Trivia Question:

-- What do I do when my flag is worn out?


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Patriotic Holidays for September


September 11: Patriot's Day; September 13: Star-Spangled Banner Anniversary September 17-23: Constitution Week September 26: Johnny Appleseed's Birthday September 27: Samuel Adams' Birthday


New National Constitution Center


Did you know? A new National Constitution Center was dedicated on July 4, 2003 in Philadelphia. It was dedicated by Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor from Arizona.

The National Constitution Center, on Philadelphia's Independence Mall, is the first museum in the world dedicated to honoring and explaining the U.S. Constitution through more than 100 interactive exhibits. Learn more about it by visiting their website:

National Constitution Center

September Trivia Question:


Who saved the original Constitution and the notes of the Constitutional Convention from sure destruction by fire?

Read the full story in "Founding Fathers -- Uncommon Heroes"

Answer to September's Trivia Question:


Dolley Madison

For the complete and dramatic story click on the link below.

The Complete Answer

What do I do when my flag is worn out?


If your flag gets torn, it is OK to mend it. When your flag is no longer in a condition to be displayed with honor, it should be destroyed in a dignified way. Burning it in a private place, in a dignified ceremony, is best. Often organizations such as the Veterans of Foreign Ward (VFW) provide this as a service.

If your flag gets dirty, it is OK to hand wash your flag quickly using mild soap. Warning: If a flag is left to soak, the colors could run into the white stripes. To dry a flag, use your dryer's gentle cycle or lay it out flat, folding it only after it has dried. For special indoor or parade flags, dry cleaning is recommended

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