American flag etiquette, guidelines to be taught at upcoming ‘Listen and Learn’

Two members of the American Legion Post 87 will teach virtual attendees.

Owen Miller

Commander Allan Gerlach and adjunct commander Owen Miller, both from American Legion Post 87, will teach community members the basics of proper flag etiquette to ensure that all flags fly respectfully throughout the area at the Alexandria Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce’s virtual “Listen and Learn” event Tuesday, June 8.

The American flag has flown as the nation’s emblem since 1777. This can be a source of pride and unity for all Americans, embodying the country’s core qualities of liberty, justice, freedom and love of country and national purpose.

However, the flag is often treated disrespectfully. Congress passed a resolution in 1942, now known as the U.S. Flag Code, to address this mistreatment.

The free event is open to everyone. Those interested may register by visiting the Alexandria Chamber website and looking for the registration link on the main page.

“Listen and Learn” is a one-hour informative virtual event hosted by the Alexandria Chamber. These sessions offer information, education, support and resources on topics that impact the community and its diverse business and organizational partners. For more information, call the Chamber at 320-763-3161 or email


Allan Gerlach

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