The City of Titusville, Florida / Boards & Commissions / NewsFlag Day Ceremony, June 14th
FLAG DAY ACTIVITIES
The City of Titusville’s Flag and Memorial Committee is sponsoring a Flag Day Ceremony and Celebration on Monday, June 14th, beginning at 7 p.m., at the Titusville Elks Lodge # 2113, 2155 Columbia Blvd., Titusville, Florida 32780. This annual ceremony recognizes our community’s patriotic heritage by honoring the American Flag. It will be significant to hold the ceremony at the Elks because the Order of Elks have observed and honored Flag Day since 1907 ~ long before 1949 when President Truman signed into an Act of Congress that National Flag Day be observed every June 14th. The program will include Flag Day special presentations, patriotic music and the announcement of the winners of our essay contest “ What the American Flag Means To Me”. There will also be approximately 25 color guard units from various community and fraternal organizations to honor our American Flag.
During the ceremony, the finalists for the 2010 Titusville Community Service Award will be recognized and the recipient announced. All of the nominees have been invited to attend the ceremony where they will be recognized for their spirit of community service and their dedication to our community. This Award is in honor of Reverend Harry R. Lee who served his community as the City’s Chaplain and Employee Assistance Advisor, the Chaplain of the Sertoma Club and of the Titusville Area Chamber of Commerce. By his spirit, words, and actions he personified the concept of unity and the spirit of service within the community.
Community members, this is your opportunity to celebrate patriotism, to fly the American Flag, to wear your red, white and blue and attend the Flag Day Celebration and Community Service Award Ceremony and honor our American Flag!
From: Titusville Flag and Memorial Committee
Contact: Gil Carlson, Chairman, 269-9222
Karen Richards, City Liaison 383-5750
Release Date: May 18, 2010