You’re a Grand Old Flag

After months of preparation, the Oak Crest residents put on a spectacular performance recognizing the flag of the United States of America.
After months of preparation, the Oak Crest residents put on a spectacular performance recognizing the flag of the United States of America.
by Lauren Costello
lmcostello@erickson.com

For the past 6 months, resident Darlene Koch and her flag day committee have been working tirelessly to put on a great show for the Oak Crest Community. From knitting ties, to perfecting pamphlets, to putting up decorations, Flag Day 2016 was a huge success.

Flag Day is celebrated on June 14th every year. The sole reason we celebrate this day is due to the adoption of the flag of the United States, which happened back on June 14th, 1777. Several Presidents and many people had a huge role in getting our flag where it is today.

During the program, each resident will talk about a different star that was added to the flag. You will hear about the history of the flag, as well as what Presidents served under the flag, and any other important information regarding that specific flag.

And what is a celebration without music? You will get to hear some great songs including God Bless America and The Star Spangled Banner. And the most special part of the program for a lot of residents was the folding of the American flag. What some people didn’t know is that each fold has a very specific meaning…and you are able to hear that and learn what the meaning is during the program. The flag that was folded will be given to a troop of soldiers overseas.

This program will air on Oak Crest Now on Tuesday, June 21st at 10AM, 2PM, 7PM, 9PM, and 12AM. You can also catch this broadcast online the following day at oakcresttv.com.

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