By: Staff Reports | Gwinnett Citizen
By: Staff Reports | Gwinnett Citizen
Flag Day in Snellville

The City of Snellville held a Flag Day Ceremony on Friday, June 12, 2015, in front of City Hall. Everyone was invited to attend to help us honor the foremost symbol of our Country.

30 190This year’s theme was; “One Nation as we the American public stand tall saluting this great symbol of Freedom, the USA Flag” said Mike Sabbagh, Snellville Flag Day Committee president.

Left: A musket salute

These are perilous and conflicting times. Political party conflicts, Police/Community conflicts, and Government/individual rights conflicts.  These are just a few of the many conflicts we face as Americans today.  In a world of conflict, the Snellville Flag Day ceremony was as an opportunity for all Americans to unite as one nation!     
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In 1916 President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation that officially established June 14 as Flag Day to commemorate the adoption and history of our U.S. Flag.  In August, 1949 National Flag Day was established by an Act of Congress.  On Flag Day and during National Flag Week the Citizens celebrate the powerful beacon of hope that our flag has become for all Americans and for people in need around the world.

Right: A Purple Heart Veteran passing the flag

The City and the organizers were honored to have a flag which was flown over our Nation’s Capital that was raised during the ceremony. “We are proud to have the opportunity to specially recognize the men and women who have served in our Armed Forces.” 

13 190Left: Charlotte Nash, guest speaker

Many veterans participated in this event. Local, state and federal dignitaries were in attendance to join in this special occasion. Flag presentation by Snellville Police Color Guard, 21 Gun Salute by the Sons of the American Revolution, Flag Display and refreshments. were served.

On June 12, we paused from our various conflicts to show unity as “One Nation”!