Friday, June 11, 2010

Flag Day

Come out to the Plaza of Presidents at the National Museum of the Pacific War at 11:30 Monday morning to celebrate Flag Day! Flag Day is an opportunity to honor those who serve as well as those who have served, the United States and the American flag – a symbol of our great nation.

The Fredericksburg High School NJROTC will place around 10,000 small flags in the courtyard and around the site to help all of our visitors remember. These flags have all been donated as a ‘thank you’ either to a serviceman or woman or to this country. At 11:30 we will have a program discussing flag etiquette and history of the flag. Immediately following and in compliance with respecting the flag, we will have a disposal ceremony. The American Legion’s Let’s be Right on Flag Etiquette states, “The flag, when it is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem for display, should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning.” Tattered and worn flags that have been donated throughout the year will be disposed of by Boy Scout Troop 137 of Fredericksburg. After all flags have been burned, the ashes will be buried in a flowerbed on site.

We invite you to join us for this event. There is no charge to attend.