The American Flag Foundation lost Founding Member, Past President and Chairman Emeritus Richard M. Patterson, CLU, CHFC, AEP. In 1980, inspired by the words of Francis Bellamy, a small group of patriotic Baltimore business leaders began the Annual National Pause for the Pledge of Allegiance Ceremony. In 1982, this same group of individuals chartered the National Flag Day Foundation, Inc., now The American Flag Foundation, Inc., to ensure that the true meaning of the American Flag is recognized. Mr. Patterson, one of the original Baltimore business leaders, continued with the Foundation throughout the rest of his life until his death on August 23, 2022.
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