Flag Day commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States on June 14, 1777, by resolution of the Second Continental Congress. To celebrate this occasion, special programs on the history of the U.S. Flag, flag etiquette, crafts, and other programs will be offered throughout the day. (Included with general admission, free for members)
Assisting with the day’s activities will be members of Boy Scout Troop 787, Bethany United Methodist, Summerville, under the leadership of Bob Sherman.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS Monday, June 14
(All Programs Will Take Place in the Outdoor Education Center)
11:00am & 1:30pm “Fun with Flags: The Middleton Edition”
Did you know that members of the Middleton family were involved with adopting and designing the U.S. Flag? Join us for a little bit of trivia and fun as we learn more about the history of the Stars and Stripes.
11:30am & 1:00pm “Oh Say Can You See…” Flag Etiquette Presentation
When we honor the U.S. Flag, we honor our country, our people, and ourselves. Join us as we learn about the proper way to display, fold, and treat the Flag.
12:00 noon Flag Retirement Ceremony
According the U.S. Flag Code, the U.S. flag is “a living entity and, as such, has all the rights thereof, including the right to exist and expire with dignity.” As such, “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.”
10:30am – 2:00pm Hands-On Crafts
- Patriotic Bracelets
- Firework Wands