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Lt. Dennis W. Zilinski II, Memorial Fund

Zilinski Memorial Fund’s #RockYourFlag Challenge Seeks to Unite All Americans

Adelphia, New Jersey, June 8, 2020 – With Flag Day fast approaching on June 14, 2020, the Lt. Dennis W. Zilinski, II Memorial Fund is challenging all Americans to #RockYourFlag by proudly hanging the American flag outside and then joining in the Fund’s patriotic campaign on social media. 

“The American flag symbolizes the values we hold sacred – freedom and liberty – and should be celebrated,” said Marion Zilinski, Gold Star Mother and Co-Founder and Board Member of the Lt. Dennis W. Zilinski, II Memorial Fund. “In this time of unrest and unprecedented challenges, we should remember that our country has had many triumphs and trials. Let’s not lose sight that the United States is the greatest nation on earth. Our Stars and Stripes embody our strength, bravery, and perseverance. As such, we challenge you to #RockYourFlag!”

To #RockYourFlag, hang your American flag outside your home and business. Take pictures of Old Glory and then post them on social media, tagging the Lt. Dennis W.  

Zilinski, II Memorial Fund and use the hashtag, #RockYourFlag. We ask the public to then tag five friends and challenge them to do the same. Sharing the Memorial Fund’s posts about the #RockYourFlag Challenge on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram is also encouraged to promote the campaign aimed at unifying America.

“As you know, we lost our son, Dennis, in Iraq in 2005. He was killed by a roadside bomb. At his funeral, Army soldiers presented his mom and me an American flag that they carefully folded after the last notes of Taps played. The grief we felt was insurmountable, but so was the honor. Join us in remembering all fallen soldiers who died for our freedom and celebrating all that our American flag represents,” said Dennis Zilinski, Gold Star Father and Co-Founder and Board Member of the Lt. Dennis W. Zilinski, II Memorial Fund.

More than two centuries ago, on June 14, 1777, the Second Continental Congress adopted the Stars and Stripes as our official flag. In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation that officially established June 14th as Flag Day. On August 3, 1949, National Flag Day was established by an Act of Congress.