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American Samoa marks 117th Flag Day

PAGO PAGO (RNZI/Pacnews) — The 2017 Flag Day ceremony, under the theme, “Tupulaga Mo a Taeao (or Youth for Tomorrow),” took place in American Samoa Tuesday morning at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Tafuna.

The ceremony marked the 117 years since American Samoa became a U.S. territory

In his Flag Day proclamation, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga said the people have always believed that through the success of its children, the future of the people of American Samoa and the culture will be assured.

Over the last several years, the governor said many investments have been made in the future of the territory’s youth, including the creation of the Department of Youth and Women’s Affairs, the building of the Pago Pago Community Youth Center, the Summer Youth Employment Program, the Adopt a School Program, the Boys and Girls Club of American Samoa, and the Governor’s College Apprenticeship Program.