The American Samoa Governor Lolo Moliga is not wavering on the 2018 Flag Day commemorations despite concerns that the focus should be on dealing with the impact of Cyclone Gita.
The governor has told KHJ News that natural disasters have not led to the cancellation of a Flag Day and he doesn't want it to happen now.
He said senators who want Flag Day to be called off or scaled down should consider the purpose of the annual event.
He said its to commemorate and thank God for his guidance and show the territory's appreciation to the United States for all the benefits and good fortune that it continues to shower upon American Samoa.
Lolo also said Flag Day is a happy celebration that the territory needs at this time.