America's Flags: A History
Before the first Fairfield Municipal Band Concert of the season Tuesday, the Fairfield Elks held its annual Flag Day ceremony. With the assistance of Boy Scout Troop 64, the Fairfield Elks Lodge No. 1192 gave a history of the flags flown in America ranging from the colonial era to the modern-day flag of 50 stars and 13 stripes familiar to Americans today. Boy scout Cody Wise holds the Pine Tree Flag, which is like one that flew on a squadron of six sailing ships outfitted by George Washington in 1775.