By: Staff Reports | GwinnettCitizen.com

A Flag Day ceremony will take place at 10 a.m. June 16 at the T.W. Briscoe Park Partee Flag Pole.

The event will feature welcoming remarks, a keynote speaker, flag presentation, a 21-musket gun salute, raising the flag which was flown over the U.S. Capitol and was sponsored by U.S. Sen. David Perdue. The Pledge of Allegiance by Boy Scout Troop 65, Snellville UMC and others will follow. The event is open to the public.

All citizens, businesses and municipalities are asked to fly the U.S. flag that day. Flag Day is also a great time to take a close look at your current flag to ensure that it is in good condition. Retire old flags appropriately by reaching out to your local American Legion or the Boy Scouts as they accept old flags year round.

“It’s the utmost honor, that we the citizens, the American public stand tall saluting this great symbol of Freedom, the reality of freedom, the USA flag, remembering what it stands for and thanking all those who have given the ultimate sacrifice and remembering all service men and women who stood in the forefront ensuring our flag is flying high,” said Mike Sabbagh, Snellville Flag Day Committee president.

Refreshments will be served after the program.

Published: 2018-06-01 01:40