Tuesday, June 19, 2012
FLAG DAY CEREMONY
On Saturday, I attended the Flag Day Ceremony at the American Legion Post 25, held jointly with the Elks Lodge 129. The Ladies Auxiliary members presented the flags. A history of the American flag was given by Elks Flag Day Chairman Ed Helt.
The attendees sang The National Anthem and God Bless America led by Ed Helt.
After the indoor events, the tattered-flag burning ceremony was held outside at the back of the Legion building. The presentation of the flag for inspection preceded the 21-gun salute. The benediction was given by Ed Helt. The flags were then set on fire to complete the ceremony.
I have attended most all of the Flag Day ceremonies in the past 15 years and remember Ed Helt's attendance and dedication at each event.