National Flag Day celebration scheduled for Saturday in Lufkin

Source: KTRE Staff
Source: KTRE Staff

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - The 34th annual National Flag Day celebration is scheduled to take place in Lufkin this Saturday.

There will be a special ceremony celebrating the flag and what it means and honoring all the branches of the government.

Many Lufkin city officials and Congressman Louie Gohmert will be at Louis Bronaugh Park across from City Hall for the celebration.

It's at 9 am on Saturday, June 14th.

Rita Redd with the American Legion Auxiliary is organizing the ceremony this year.

"A celebration of the flag and what it stands for and the history of it," Redd said. "And we wouldn't be here free if it wasn't for our flag and what it stands for and how it came about."

Speaking of flags, a lot of people have old flags and don't know what to do with them since they have to be disposed of ceremoniously.

Fred Preston with Sons of the American Revolution said, "You're not supposed to throw a flag away in the trash can. You're supposed to get rid of it ceremoniously by burning or by burying. Normally, it's burned."

Preston has already received 100 flags just this week. If you ever have a flag in need of proper disposal, you can drop them off with Preston at Gann Medford Realty on the loop in Lufkin.

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