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Flag Day Celebrations in American Samoa

American Samoa

Story Narrative:

"So, my favorite memory of living in a small town is that we all get together for a Flag Day celebration and this is every April 17th. It's a day to celebrate our union with the United States as a U.S. territory. The community comes alive together to celebrate this union. We have a traditional Fautasi race, which is a longboat race, and we have traditional ceremonies and dances and songs. And, I'm from American Samoa."

Part of the "Stories from Main Street" project--an effort to collect stories about small-town life across the United States. The project was the brainchild of the Smithsonian's "Museum on Main Street" program, an initiative that brings traveling exhibitions about subjects of national importance to small towns across America.

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