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Vienna Gets New 'Grand Old Flag'

Vienna's American Legion Post 180 gave residents of Tysons Towers a new American flag during a Flag Day ceremony last Friday. American Legion Auxiliary member Zoeann Pearson, who lives at Tysons Towers, suggested that Post 180 give a new flag to replace the older flag at the residential community.

Post 180 also gave residents a POW-MIA flag, to honor those soldiers who are missing in action or who were prisoners of war.

Flag Day occurs every June 14. President Harry Truman signed an Act of Congress on Aug. 3, 1949, designating the June day as Flag Day, but local and state jurisdictions have celebrated Flag Day since 1889.

— By Joanna Franco