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Flag Day program, flag retirement is Thursday

Flag Day is celebrated on June 14 to commemorate the adoption of the flag of the United States, which happened on June 14, 1777, by resolution of the Second Continental Congress. Observe Flag Day locally at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 14 during a special Flag Retirement Ceremony hosted by the Pike County American Legion Family 197 and the Boy Scouts of America Troop 37. The program will be held at the Danielly Park Pavilion next to Life Springs Church on Highway 109 in Meansville. The public is invited to attend the event commencing and the program is intended to educate the public about the nation’s flag and National Anthem. The ceremony will include a flag folding ceremony and information on flag etiquette and protocol. Participants can learn the words of our National Anthem, the Pledge of Allegiance and America The Beautiful. ’All this helps promote Americanism and patriotism within our community. During the program, old and worn out flags will be respectfully retired and disposed of in a dignified manner,’ said American Legion Post 197 commander Bryan Richardson. ‘Bring your old, tattered and frayed flags for their honorable retirement. Seating is limited so bring a lawn chair.’ Personal and private flags designated for retirement can be drop off at the Pike County American Legion Post drop box in front of the facility on Meansville Street, Zebulon. They will be ceremonially disposed of during the Flag Day program.

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