HURON – Huron Elks Lodge No. 444 will present every flag the United States has ever flown during an Elks Flag Day program Thursday evening. It will be held a day prior to the official Flag Day observance across the country.
The program will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Campbell Park band shell, prior to the 7 p.m. start of the first Thursday Night in the Park program of the season.
Elks lodge officers will give a description of when each flag was flown and the meanings of the colors, design and symbols.
The Boy Scouts will also be on hand, holding a flag retirement ceremony. They will give a presentation of the proper retirement of the nation’s flag.
Flag Day is celebrated on June 14, commemorating the adoption of the flag of the United States on June 14, 1777 by resolution of the Second Continental Congress.
In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation that officially established June 14 as Flag Day. In August 1946, National Flag Day was established by an Act of Congress.