The Chief John Ross Chapter, NSDAR honored thirteen businesses on the Fourth of July for their prominent display of the Flag of the United States. Certificates were accompanied by letters of recognition.
Tabitha Lanning, Flag of the United States Chairman, noted that “looking across the Chattanooga’s skyline and seeing our nation’s flag flying is a constant reminder of the promises outlined in our Declaration of Independence and U.S. Constitution. As a republic, we are committed to self-government, liberty, justice and humanity and, while imperfect, we push toward those goals.”
Local businesses honored include:
AD Tech Ceramics, 511 Manufacturer’s Road, Chattanooga
Blue Cross Blue Shield, 1 Cameron Circle, Chattanooga
Chattanooga Funeral Home, 7414 Old Lee Hwy., Chattanooga
The Dome Building, 735 Georgia Ave., Chattanooga
Erlanger Health Systems, 975 E. Third St., Chattanooga
Kindred Hospital, 709 Walnut St., Chattanooga
McKee Food Corporation, 10260 McKee Road, Chattanooga
Region’s Bank, 601 Market St., Chattanooga
Southern Champion Tray, 220 Compress St., Chattanooga
U. S. Xpress, 4080 Jenkins Road, Chattanooga
Unum, 1 Fountain Square, Chattanooga
Valmont Industries, 1900 Industrial Blvd., Jasper
The Volunteer Building, 832 Georgia Ave., Chattanooga
Officials said, "In 1909, the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution established The Flag of the United States Committee to promoted a patriotic sense of respect for our flag. A national chairman was chosen and, working with other members of the Society, principle objectives were identified: to encourage citizens, businesses and others to fly the flag; to observe appropriate flag protocol as identified by U. S. Code Annotated; and to educate citizens regarding its correct usage.
"Today, NSDAR members across our nation and the world continue the mission of the Committee by volunteering in schools and conducting community workshops regarding protocol, including the proper disposal of U.S. flags."