To celebrate National Flag Day this week, the Spring Hill Community hosted Occoquan’s VFW Post 7916 for a Flag Day ceremony.
More than 120 members of the community came out to participate in the ceremony.
According to a release, four flags were raised to half-staff during the ceremony, to recognize the lives lost in the Orlando shooting.
“In times of national crisis, Americans look to the United States flag as a symbol of hope, courage, and freedom; the United States flag is universally honored…the United States flag serves as a treasured symbol of the loss of loved ones to the countless families of those who died in defense of our Nation,” stated President of the Spring Hill Community Association Larry Clark in a release.
VFW Post 7916’s Commander Chuck Wilson spoke during the ceremony about the United States flag.
“The flag echoes the Continental Congress of 1777, in which the delegates said, ‘Be it resolved: that the flag of the United States be thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new constellation.’ That constellation now has fifty stars and they are the brightest constellation in the galaxy of nations. The echoes carry the sounds of battle, dedication, courage, patriotism, sacrifice … and victory. They carry the sounds of freedom – and they carry the sound of the bugle solemnly blowing taps for those who have paid the price for that freedom,” stated Wilson in a release.
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