Flag Day ceremony slated for June 12 at City Hall

SNELLVILLE – Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners Chairwoman Charlotte Nash will be the keynote speaker during a Flag Day ceremony at City Hall on June 12.

The annual event, which officials said is the only one of its type in Gwinnett County, will take place at 10 a.m. on the steps of City Hall, 2342 Oak Road. 

Officially Flag Day is June 14, but organizers said they chose the weekday to honor the holiday.

“I believe that Flag Day is an important occasion for us to recognize each year so that we can all take a moment from our busy schedules to stop and remember and reflect in the importance and symbolism of the American Flag,” said Mayor Kelly Kautz.

The theme of this year’s event is “One Nation” and will feature: a 21-gun salute by the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution; a history presentation called “Making of the Flag” by National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution; the Snellville Color Guard raising the flag; and “Betsy Ross” will have an interactive presentation on how the flag was originally made back in history.

Refreshments will be served inside the City Hall Community Room.