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2017 Alaska Flag Day Celebration!

This year marked our 25th annual Alaska Flag Day Celebration -- 25 years of celebrating the birth of Alaska's State Flag!

Benny Benson was growing up at the Jesse Lee Home at just 13 years old when he won a design contest for a flag to represent the territory of Alaska. The first Alaska flag was raised over the Jesse Lee Home on July 9, 1927. 70 years later, the Alaska Legislature declared July 9th to be Alaska Flag Day!

Enjoy these photos from our event on Sunday, July 9th, 2017!

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Thank you to the generous sponsors of this year's event:

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