2024 Flag Day Ceremony

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2024 Flag Day Ceremony

Sunday, June 16, 2024

Lodge Dining Room

11:00 am
 - 
11:45 am
THIS EVENT HAS ALREADY TAKEN PLACE
EVENT:
2024 Flag Day Ceremony
Date:
Sunday, June 16, 2024
Time:
11:00 am
 - 
11:45 am
The Flag Day Ceremony immediately preceeds the Father's Day BBQ & Family Pool Swim
Location:
Lodge Dining Room
Cost:
FREE ceremony

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FLAG DAY

2023 Ceremony

ON JUNE 14, 1885, in a one-room schoolhouse in Waukesha, Wisconsin, schoolteacher Bernard Cigrand asked his students to write essays about the US flag to celebrate the 108th anniversary of the flag’s creation by an act of the Continental Congress. It was the first observation of what would later be called Flag Day.

The observation of Flag Day gradually became more widely practiced, and in 1907, the holiday gained its greatest national advocate when the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks became the first national organization to officially celebrate it. In 1911, the annual celebration of Flag Day became mandatory for all Elks lodges.

The first national Flag Day was celebrated on June 14, 1916, following a proclamation by President Woodrow Wilson. Wilson also led a celebration of Flag Day the following year, but national celebrations of the day were sporadic after that until 1949, when President Harry Truman signed a bill into law making Flag Day an official annual national observance.

JOIN the Officers and members for this patriotic celebration!

Scouts from the Marin Council BSA/SA (Order of the Arrow, Troop 101 and Pack 101 all meet at the Lodge) carry all the American Flags in our history. This is educational and an event of our national spirit!

Then come and celebrate all dads at the BBQ and Family Pool Party!

See you there!

FLAG DAY

2023 Ceremony

ON JUNE 14, 1885, in a one-room schoolhouse in Waukesha, Wisconsin, schoolteacher Bernard Cigrand asked his students to write essays about the US flag to celebrate the 108th anniversary of the flag’s creation by an act of the Continental Congress. It was the first observation of what would later be called Flag Day.

The observation of Flag Day gradually became more widely practiced, and in 1907, the holiday gained its greatest national advocate when the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks became the first national organization to officially celebrate it. In 1911, the annual celebration of Flag Day became mandatory for all Elks lodges.

The first national Flag Day was celebrated on June 14, 1916, following a proclamation by President Woodrow Wilson. Wilson also led a celebration of Flag Day the following year, but national celebrations of the day were sporadic after that until 1949, when President Harry Truman signed a bill into law making Flag Day an official annual national observance.

JOIN the Officers and members for this patriotic celebration!

Scouts from the Marin Council BSA/SA (Order of the Arrow, Troop 101 and Pack 101 all meet at the Lodge) carry all the American Flags in our history. This is educational and an event of our national spirit!

Then come and celebrate all dads at the BBQ and Family Pool Party!

See you there!

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