2015-06-12 / Local News

Flag Day ceremony today featuring Army Band


Local residents can retire flags no longer in serviceable condition during the Flag Day ceremony today in front of Gaffney City Hall, beginning at 6 p.m. Local residents can retire flags no longer in serviceable condition during the Flag Day ceremony today in front of Gaffney City Hall, beginning at 6 p.m. Have you ever witnessed or participated in a ceremony honoring the service of the United States flag? You can this Friday as the City of Gaffney honors Flag Day with a special ceremony and concert.

National Flag Day was established to honor the anniversary of the adoption of the Stars and Stripes by resolution of the Second Continental Congress on June 14, 1777. You are invited to bring your tattered and torn flags to the event and be part of the ceremony.

The celebration will offer information on flag etiquette, a procession of various flags that have represented our nation throughout history, a salute to each branch of the military and to veterans of the service, and the annual flag retirement ceremony. Everyone who brings a flag that is no longer in serviceable condition will have the opportunity to present it for proper retirement to the Gaffney Fire Department for respectful disposal as described in the United States Code.

For the fourth consecutive year, the program will feature the 282nd Fort Jackson Army Band. The Army Band will perform an outdoor concert that includes an array of patriotic, blues, and jazz tunes. Bringing a chair is recommended.

Parking and admission are free for the family friendly event. Dinner, dessert, and drinks will be available by Tasty Freeze throughout the event, including hamburgers, hotdogs, nachos, ice cream, and more! For more information, contact the Gaffney Visitors Center and Art Gallery by phone, 864-487-6244, email, ourtown@getintogaffney.com, or stopping by 210 West Frederick Street. If you cannot make it to the event but have a flag that is tattered and torn, feel free to bring it by the Gaffney Visitors Center and Art Gallery or the Gaffney Fire Department.

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