Salute to the Flag of Tennessee

Today is Statehood Day. Tennessee officially became a state on June 1, 1796.

Watch Tennessee's longest-serving state senator, the Honorable Douglas Henry, lead the Tennessee State Senate in the pledge to the Tennessee flag the first time it was recited by the senate in 2013.

Here is the official pledge:

“Three white stars on a field of blue,

God, keep them strong and forever true.

It is with pride and love that we

Salute the flag of TENNESSEE.”

Senator Henry was the leading voice to pass an amendment requiring members of the Tennessee State Senate to recite this pledge each day they are in session. On February 12, 2013, the Senate amended the Senate rules of order, so that when the Senate convened for the session each day, after the prayer and Pledge of Allegiance to the flag of the United States, the TN Senate would recite the first official salute to the flag of Tennessee. The next day the Senate met, Wednesday, February 13, 2013, Senator Henry led the Senate in the Salute to the flag of Tennessee.

We invite you to celebrate Statehood Day and recite the pledge to honor the Tennessee flag. Help us preserve our States rich heritage and Tennessee’s treasures which includes our extensive flag collection. Please consider donating or becoming a member of the Tennessee State Museum Foundation.

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Tennessee State Museum
505 Deaderick Street
Nashville, TN 37243-1120
FREE ADMISSION
 
Open: Tuesday - Saturday:
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday: 1 to 5 p.m.
Closed: Mondays and four holidays: New Year's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day.
(615) 741-2692
TOLL-FREE: 800-407-4324
museuminfo@tnmuseum.org

 

 

 

 
 
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Tennessee State Museum
505 Deaderick Street
Nashville, TN 37243-1120
FREE ADMISSION
 
Open: Tuesday - Saturday:
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday: 1 to 5 p.m.
Closed: Mondays and four holidays: New Year's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day.
(615) 741-2692
TOLL-FREE: 800-407-4324
museuminfo@tnmuseum.org

 

 

 

 
 
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