Flag Day ceremony held near Field of Flags
by Franklin Clark, Reporter -- fclark@cadizrecord.com
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(Above) A new flag was hoisted at Tollgate Plaza Saturday morning at the Wooden of the World’s Flag Day ceremony. (Below) Colonel Stephen Trigg Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution President Geoff Baggett displayed a Betsy Ross flag.</i>
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(Above) A new flag was hoisted at Tollgate Plaza Saturday morning at the Wooden of the World’s Flag Day ceremony. (Below) Colonel Stephen Trigg Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution President Geoff Baggett displayed a Betsy Ross flag.

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Woodmen of the World Chapter No. 20 held a Flag Day ceremony on Saturday morning at the Tollgate Center Plaza.

Trigg County Judge Executive Hollis Alexander, Cadiz City Council member Frankie Phillips, members of the Colonel Stephen Trigg Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution and others turned out for the ceremony. The SAR members were in period clothing and brought a period flag.

“Our flag has a proud and glorious history. It was at the lead of every battle fought by Americans,” said Alexander. “Many people have died protecting it. It even stands proudly on the surface of the Moon. As Americans, we have every right to be proud of our culture, our nation and our flag. So raise the flag today, and every day, with pride.”

Geoff Baggett, President of the Colonel Stephen Trigg Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution, said the local group wanted to celebrate Flag Day to mark the U.S. Flag’s birthday.

“The flag as we know it, it hasn’t always looked like that, and this is one of our flags with the Sons of the American Revolution, and some of you may recognize the tea-stained version of the Betsy Ross Flag,” Baggett said.

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