"I am the Flag"
I am the flag of the United States of America.

I was born on June 14, 1777, in Philadelphia.

There the Continental Congress adopted my stars and stripes as the national flag.

My thirteen stripes alternating red and white, with a union of thirteen white stars in a field of blue, represented a new constellation, a new nation dedicated to the personal and religious liberty of mankind.

Today fifty stars signal from my union, one for each of the fifty sovereign states in the greatest constitutional republic the world has ever known.

My colors symbolize the patriotic ideals and spiritual qualities of the citizens of my country.

My red stripes proclaim the fearless courage and integrity of American men and boys and the self-sacrifice and devotion of American mothers and daughters.

My white stripes stand for liberty and equality for all.

My blue is the blue of heaven, loyalty, and faith.

I represent these eternal principles: liberty, justice, and humanity.

I embody American freedom: freedom of speech, religion, assembly, the press, and the sanctity of the home.

I typify that indomitable spirit of determination brought to my land by Christopher Columbus and by all my forefathers - the Pilgrims, Puritans, settlers at James town and Plymouth.

I am as old as my nation.

I am a living symbol of my nation's law: the Constitution of the United States and the Bill of Rights.

I voice Abraham Lincoln's philosophy: "A government of the people, by the people,for the people."

I stand guard over my nation's schools, the seedbed of good citizenship and true patriotism.

I am displayed in every schoolroom throughout my nation; every schoolyard has a flag pole for my display.

Daily thousands upon thousands of boys and girls pledge their allegiance to me and my country.

I have my own law—Public Law 829, "The Flag Code" - which definitely states my correct use and display for all occasions and situations.

I have my special day, Flag Day. June 14 is set aside to honor my birth.

Americans, I am the sacred emblem of your country. I symbolize your birthright, your heritage of liberty purchased with blood and sorrow.

I am your title deed of freedom, which is yours to enjoy and hold in trust for posterity.

If you fail to keep this sacred trust inviolate, if I am nullified and destroyed, you and your children will become slaves to dictators and despots.

Eternal vigilance is your price of freedom.

As you see me silhouetted against the peaceful skies of my country, remind yourself that I am the flag of your country, that I stand for what you are - no more, no less.

Guard me well, lest your freedom perish from the earth.

Dedicate your lives to those principles for which I stand: "One nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."

I was created in freedom. I made my first appearance in a battle for human liberty.

God grant that I may spend eternity in my "land of the free and the home of the brave" and that I shall ever be known as "Old Glory," the flag of the United States of America.

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Firebaugh, California, 09 June 2018: Eagle Field Dinner Dance Fly-In. See attached flyer. Contact Fred K. 209-639-9724
 
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Louisville, Kentucky, 14-16 June 2018: The 43rd Annual Military Vehicle Preservation Association Military Vehicle Convention and Show will be held in Louisville, Kentucky! Pre-registration is only open to MVPA members and guests and is highly encouraged for this year’s event (as it is every year) to save you time and money. Onsite registration increases at the door. After the event opens to the public there will be no registrations taken by the MVPA, and NO parking passes will be sold on site. At that time everyone who is NOT registered will have to pay and enter as public. Look for the Northern Recon Group Table… Support the MVPA!
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Redding, California, 23-24 June 2018: Veteran’s Historical Association Military History and Combat Vehicle Show. See attached Flyer! Contact Fred K. 209-639-9724
 
Europe, 20-28 July 2018: Cruise With The Greatest Generation. See attached flyer. Contact Fred K. 209-639-9724
 
United Kingdom, 24-28 July 2018: 36th Anniversary of the War and Peace Revival, The world’s largest military history event with historic military vehicles, re-enactment displays, 1940s style entertainment, and stalls of wartime memorabilia are all part of this historic event. It now has a new location returning back to the Hop Farm, Paddock Wood, Kent. See website: http://www.thewarandpeacerevival.co.uk/
 
Marysville, California, 00 July 2018: Museum of Forgotten Warriors Work Day. Contact Fred K. 209-639-9724
 
Nevada City, California, 04 August 2018: Solar & Alternative Fuels Cook-Off and Potluck. See attached flyer. Contact Fred K. 209-639-9724
 
Marysville, California, 00 August 2018: Museum of Forgotten Warriors Work Day. Contact Fred K. 209-639-9724
 
Lodi, California, 18-23 September 2018: Fall Camp Delta. Contact: Jo-Ann L. (408) 238-8277 or mamalesser@yahoo.com
 
Sacramento California, 21-23 September 2018: California Capital Airshow at the Mather Airport, in Sacramento. Contact nrg-news@comcast.net or 916-876-7568 for more information.
 
Check it out! New dates for Camp Gridley!!!
Gridley, California, 04-07 October 2018: CAMP GRIDLEY FALL MEET. The Northern Recon Group celebrates its 40th Anniversary! Same New Entrance and Camping Areas as last year! RV Camping $30 a night and Tent Camping $15 a night. FREE Admittance and FREE Parking for all day visitors! Look for Military Vehicle Vendors, Ron Fitzpatrick Jeep Parts, Carson Plains Surplus, Swap Meet, the NRG Flotilla (LCVP, Floater Weasel, DUKWs, and more), Aircraft Displays, Living History Displays, Historic Firearms Displays, Convoys, Off-Road Driving, Evening Entertainment/Movies and much more. This year we will be honoring World War II and Korean War Veterans during our Living History Day on Saturday. Start making your plans to attend!
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Colusa, California, 8 November 2018: Take a Veteran to School Day. Contact Mark A. at (530) 458-7631 ext: 14249
 
Fresno, California, 11 November 2018: Veterans Day Parade and Activities in Fresno. Please contact George S. at (559) 251-0656.
 
Petaluma, California 11 November 2018: Petaluma Veterans Day Parade. Line up at the veteran’s hall 1094 Petaluma Blvd South, is the meeting place for our military vehicle rally point 10:30am. Mingle and pick up veterans to drive a short distance to side streets then stage for a grand parade downtown street of Petaluma. Vehicles attend with flyovers of warbirds. 1:00 pm parade with ceremony at Walnut Park at end of Parade. Please bring a veteran if you know of one that would like to be a part of this.
 
Marysville, California, 11 November 2018: Veterans Day Parade and Activities in Marysville. Line up on 6th Street from 0900-1100 and parade starts at 1100. Immediately following the parade, we will convoy over for a display of our vehicles at Ellis Lake and give FREE rides to Veterans and their family members in the LCVP. Please contact as many local veterans and let them know about this event. Please contact Cary S. at (530) 701-5141 or clylesimpson@aol.com
 
Oroville, California, 11 November 2018: Veterans Day Parade and Activities in Oroville. Parade starts at 11:00 line up by 10:30 Please contact Dave P. (530) 370-3701
 
TBD, California, 00 November/December 2018: NRG Christmas Party and Year in Review. Please contact Fred K. 209-639-9724
 
Linda, California, 00 March 2019: Linda American Legion Post 807 Annual Corn beef and Cabbage Dinner. Contact nrg-news@comcast.net for more information.
 
Soledad Canyon Thousand Trails, California, 00 March 2019: 2nd Annual Military Rally sponsored by the Southern California Military Vehicle Collectors Club. Contact Richard J. at 916-993-5284 for more information.
 
Oroville, California, 00 April 2019: Feather Falls Casino and NRG Fundraiser. A limited number of NRG members will be used to support a fundraiser for the Northern Recon Group. Contact Fred K. 209-639-9724
 
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Gridley, California, 00 April 2019: The NORTHERN RECON GROUP sponsors the Second Annual CAMP GRIDLEY SPRING MEET at the Butte County Fairgrounds in Gridley, CA. Great New Location! RV Camping $30 a night and Tent Camping $15 a night. FREE Admittance and FREE Parking for all day visitors! Look for Military Vehicle Vendors, Swap Meet, the NRG Flotilla, Aircraft Displays, Living History Displays, Historic Firearms Displays, Convoys, Off-Road Driving, Evening Entertainment/Movies and much more. Saturday is our NRG Meeting. Start making your plans to attend!
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Oroville, California, 00 May 2019: NRG Fundraiser at Feather Falls Casino. We need more volunteers! A limited number of NRG members will be used to support a fundraiser for the Northern Recon Group. Contact Fred K. 209-639-9724
 
California and Nevada, April-June 2019: Wings of Freedom Tour. Fly in WWII Aircraft!!! See attached Flyer! Contact Fred K. 209-639-9724
 
Oroville, California, 00 May 2019: NRG Fundraiser at Feather Falls Casino. We need more volunteers! A limited number of NRG members will be used to support a fundraiser for the Northern Recon Group. Contact Fred K. 209-639-9724
 
Durham, California, 11 May 2019: Durham May Picnic in Durham. Contact nrg-news@comcast.net for more information.
 
Gridley, California, 18 May 2019: Red Suspenders Day Parade and Picnic in Gridley. Contact nrg-news@comcast.net for more information.
 
Healdsburg, California, May 2019: Healdsburg Parade Your leader will be Steve L. Meet him at 5:00 at the Crickelwood Restaurant in Larkfield. The group will leave at 5:15 and proceed on to Healdsburg. We will form up at the same location we have formed up before. If you have any questions call Steve at 707-579-5924. Let’s have a good turnout.
 
Sonoma, California, May 2019: Veterans Appreciation Day at Montgomery Village The Montgomery Village, & Wine Country Radio have partnered to create an event in honor of our servicemen, both past and present. Your vehicle has been chosen to display at the event, in or near Centre Court. This event will be supported by a high frequency radio advertising campaign, as well as print ads in The Press Democrat. Registered participants will also receive gift certificates from Montgomery Village as a “Thank You” for participating. Please confirm that you can join us by filling out a required form and sending back via fax or e-mail. Yes! I will bring my vehicle for display on Veterans Appreciation Day I will be on site no later than 9am and will display my vehicle until load out after 3pm. Please fill out and fax or e-mail, Kelly at (FAX) 707-588-0777 or email kelly@winecountryradio.net, Questions? Call Kelly R. at 707-588-0707 x122
 
Gridley, California, 27 May 2019: Gridley Cemetery in Gridley. Contact nrg-news@comcast.net for more information.
 
Sutter, California, 27 May 2019: Sutter Cemetery in Sutter. Contact nrg-news@comcast.net for more information.
 
Olivehurst, California, 28 May 2019: Sierra View Cemetery in Olivehurst. Contact nrg-news@comcast.net for more information.
 
Marysville, California, 27 May 2019: Museum of Forgotten Warriors Open House in Marysville. Contact nrg-news@comcast.net for more information.
 
Yuba City, California, 26-27 May 2019: Calvary Christian Center- A Grateful Nation Remembers in Yuba City. Contact nrg-news@comcast.net for more information.
 
Castle AFB, California, 27 May 2019: Open House at Castle AFB. Contact nrg-news@comcast.net for more information.
 
Dixon, California, 27 May 2019: National Cemetery Memorial Day in Dixon. Contact nrg-news@comcast.net for more information.
 
Yuba City, California, 25-27 May 2019: Museum of Forgotten Warriors Fundraiser at Yuba City Toyota in Yuba City. Contact nrg-news@comcast.net for more information.
 
Sacramento, California, 27 May 2019: Vets for Vets Car Show. Contact nrg-news@comcast.net for more information.
 
Oroville, California, 00 June 2019: NRG Fundraiser at Feather Falls Casino. We need more volunteers! A limited number of NRG members will be used to support a fundraiser for the Northern Recon Group. Contact Fred K. 209-639-9724
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