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3rd Annual DC Flag Day Today, Rally Tonight 6pm in Dupont Circle

by Prince Of Petworth June 14, 2013 at 11:30 am 19 Comments

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Mr. T in DC

From a press release:

Flag Day takes place on June 14th, when the American flag is celebrated everywhere across the United States while District of Columbia residents are reminded that they have neither representation in Congress nor representation on the American flag. On Friday, June 14th, District residents will take over Dupont Circle to celebrate the three stars and two bars of the DC flag with a Rally for DC’s iconic symbol.

WHAT: DC Flag Day Rally
WHEN: Friday, June 14, 2013, 6:00 pm
WHERE: Dupont Circle

The iconic DC flag symbol consists of the bold ‘two bars and three stars’ modeled after none other than George Washington’s family crest. Washington fought against taxation without representation. Ironically, two centuries later, citizens in Washington, DC have yet to win that battle. Co-founder Allyson Behnke explained that “DC has a small community of locals who do amazing things. Lots of locals or those who connect to DC in this special way often get a DC Flag tattoo. Yes, it means different things to different people, but it also connects all those who love DC. Back in 2011 we called it DC Flag Tattoo Day so we could see all the people who had DC Flag Tattoos.” DC Flag Day will feature the unveiling of a DC Voting Rights Banner that residents are crowdfunding. The 16-foot banner will later be hung across a street in DC if the fundraising goals are met by midnight on DC Flag Day.

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