Monday, June 14, 2021

Flag Day

 Today is Flag Day.  Our little town has a special tradition that starts every year on Flag Day.  It's called the 21 Day Salute to the Flag.   Volunteers raise the flags every day starting on Flag Day and ending on Independence Day as 47 flags join the three permanently placed flags on the property to represent all 50 states.

At 7:30 each morning, volunteers raise all 47 flags of the salute and retire them at 5:30 p.m. This process takes about 15 minutes and at least six volunteers are involved. The first Flag Salute was conducted in 1987.  Here I am helping get the flags out at City Hall.





4 comments:

Pam and Teddy said...

That is a VERY VERY cool "salute to the flag" - nice of you to assist in getting the flags out Raz - you're a very patriotic kind of guy!

Hugs, Teddy

Marilynn said...

I love to see flags flying on all the streets around here. Our nearby high school's choir and band have a marvelous fundraiser. People in all the neighborhoods that surround the school are invited to have flags put out at their curbs for 7 holidays a year — $40/year for each household. Of course, these flags are in addition to all the flags in front of individual homes. =)

My Tata's Cottage said...

I love the tradition you have in your town. A wonderful celebration. We fly our flag most everyday. Thank you for sharing this and have a wonderful week.

Gracie=^o.o^= said...

What a wonderful tradition your town has to honor our American flag. Glad you were able to help with the celebration.