Trigg Ceremony held to honor flag on June 14
by Alan Reed
Jun 21, 2006 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend | print
We honor it in songs like the “Star Spangled Banner,” and pledged allegiance to it every morning in school. On Flag Day, June 14, our flag was venerated in a ceremony on the Trigg County Courthouse Lawn with the National Anthem and Pledge of Allegiance, and lectures about the importance of the flag as a symbol of the United States.

Hosted by the Woodmen of the World Fraternal Life Insurance Society Lodge 20, the event was attended by local dignitaries, including Mayor Lyn Bailey, and County Judge-Executive Berlin Moore, as well as Cub Scout Pack 570, veterans groups and others.

Pack leader Kelly Hendricks said of his feelings for the flag, which he proudly wore on the right sleeve of his khaki uniform. “It’s something we honor as a tradition of the Boy Scouts and this country. Our pack carries two flags, one is the troop flag, and the other is the American flag. We salute the American flag in school and before our meetings.”

Linda Caldwell, president of the Woodman of the World’s local lodge pointed out that Flag Day 2006 was the 229th birthday of the American Banner. “This is a day for all Americans to celebrate our flag and its designers. The flag has been at the lead of every battle fought by Americans and flies proudly on the surface of the Moon. I call on everyone to raise the flag today and everyday with pride.”

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