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History of American Flags Saluted in 4th of July Program

Date: 
07/04/2009
SEATTLE, July 1, 2009-- Members of Skyway Post 9430 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars honor the Nation's 232nd birthday with a salute to the American flag--all 27 versions that have officially represented the United States over the years. From the first 13 star flag authorized by Congress in 1777 to today's 50 star flag, the presentation of each iteration is accompanied with the story of its symbolism in this moving and educational program for all ages. The program is free with admission to the Museum. The Skyway VFW is located in the community of Skyway, located between South Seattle and North Renton. The post is involved in a number of activities including social events at the post and community projects. For more information about Skyway VFW see: http://www.vfwskyway.org/

### The Museum of Flight is located at 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle, Exit 158 off Interstate 5 between downtown Seattle and SeaTac Airport on Boeing Field. The Museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $14 for adults, $13 for seniors 65 and older, $10 for active military, $7.50 for youth 5 to 17, and free for children under 5. Group rates are available. Admission on the first Thursday of the month is free from 5 to 9 p.m. courtesy of Wells Fargo. For general Museum information, please call 206-764-5720 or visit www.museumofflight.org.