Fairfield Glade Community Church, 521 Snead Dr., Fairfield Glade, invites the citizens of the community, especially veterans, to the first Annual Flag Day Celebration on June 14 at 3 p.m.
June 14 was designated by Congress, in 1949, to be the national observance of National Flag Day. This date, each year, is a celebration to respect, and understand the true meaning and history of this country's national flag.
Community Church has a 50 plus veterans flag presentation which is impressive. Veterans' flags given to the church from families of deceased Veterans, are flown on several national holidays.
Everyone is welcome to celebrate this special day at 3 p.m. on Friday, June 14.
A brass quintet will play patriotic music beginning 20 minutes prior to the program at 3 p.m. while the attendees are arriving.
The celebration includes:
- A veteran’s presentation of “What Does the Flag Mean to Me”.
- A presentation of the “Fold’s of the Flag” including the meaning of each fold.
- A special recognition of the Fairfield Glade Community Church Veteran Flag Program and recognition of the story of a 45 star flag.
- A collection area for old retired flags to be donated to the Boy Scouts of America for proper disposal.
- An ice cream social immediately following the ceremony.
- A presentation by the Cumberland County Young Marines.
Those in attendance are invited to help lower and store the veteran’s flags. All of the community is invited to come and enjoy a great Friday afternoon event to honor the Great Flag of this Country.
There is limited seating, so please bring a lawn chair.
In the event of inclement weather, the ceremony will move inside.