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Flag Day Ceremony Scheduled In Gaithersburg

May 13, 2017

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From the City of Gaithersburg: The Gaithersburg Community Museum and Boy Scout Troop 1760 will hold a Flag Day Ceremony on Wednesday, June 14, from 7 to 8 p.m. at the City Hall Concert Pavilion, 31 South Summit Avenue in Olde Towne. Gaithersburg Young Artist Award winner Madison Middleton will sing the National Anthem, Junior Mayor Purani Kannan will lead the Pledge of Allegiance and deliver brief remarks, and Mayor Jud Ashman will reflect on the meaning of our country’s symbol.

Proper disposal of the American flag is an important part of honoring its significance. Anyone with a flag in need of retirement may bring it to the Community Museum between the hours of 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. June 1 through 3.

National Flag Day celebrates the anniversary of the Flag Resolution of 1777. It was established by the proclamation of President Woodrow Wilson in 1916. June 14 was designated as the official day of observance by an Act of Congress signed by President Harry S. Truman in 1949.

Located in the restored 1884 B&O Railroad Station complex near the intersection of Summit and Diamond Avenues in Olde Towne, the Gaithersburg Community Museum features educational exhibits and programs designed to spark interest and imagination about our City's history.