Every year on June 14, we celebrate Flag Day, a day that honors our country and its heroes. 

There are so many ways that Western New Yorkers plan to celebrate every year, and a special tribute planned by Russell Salvatore had many people excited this year. 

Unfortunately, Salvatore had to make a difficult decision to postpone the tribute that would have been the grand reopening of Patriots and Heroes Park following the vandalism that occurred a few months ago. 

Russell Salvatore wrote on Facebook: 

“We're very disappointed that we have to delay the reopening of Patriot's and Hero's Park. Although we've been working very hard to be ready, the weather is just not cooperating.”

With rain in the forecast for much of Flag Day, Salvatore decided that it would be best to have the tribute celebration postponed to the first day of summer. 

“I have postponed our rededication ceremony for Patriots and Heroes Park to Wednesday 6/21 @ 12:30,” Russell wrote on Facebook.

“It gives me a chance to work on my singing voice. God Bless America,” he said.

What Is Flag Day All About?

Flag Day commemorates the day we adopted the flag of the United States, which took place on June 14, 1777. And it was back in 1916, President Woodrow Wilson made a proclamation, establishing June 14th as Flag Day. 

In August 1949, National Flag Day was established by an act of Congress, which was signed by Harry Truman. However, Flag Day is not an official federal holiday, but it’s an important day nonetheless, as it celebrates the adoption of stars and stripes as the official flag of the United States. 

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