The Hamden Elks Lodge will conduct a Flag Day ceremony Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Veteran's Memorial in front of Hamden Middle School.
The Flag Day ceremony includes a presentation of the history of our nation’s flag with replicas of each flag. Local Scouts will demonstrate the correct flag folding ceremony. The history of our nation's military endeavors in defense of liberty will be recited to music.
Town departments and dignitaries will participate and the public is invited to attend.
Damaged and worn U.S. flags may be brought to this event for ceremonial disposal at a later date.
Elks Lodges across the nation and its territories are mandated to celebrate Flag Day, which was initiated by the National Elks. The Hamden Elks, serving the Hamden and North Haven communities, are dedicated to patriotism and service to our hospitalized veterans, as well as youth scholarship, sports and drug prevention programs.
In case of inclement weather, call the Lodge at 248-2224 or Karen Forsyth at 203 887-2967 on the day of the event.