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Flag Day ceremony held at Creston Elk's Lodge

Published: Monday, June 16, 2014 5:09 p.m. CDT • Updated: Monday, June 16, 2014 5:17 p.m. CDT
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Bugler Richard Erickson, left, plays "Taps" during a Flag Day ceremony Saturday evening at Creston Elk's Lodge #605. Pictured behind, from left, with their hands over their hearts are Suzanne Johnston, Ellie Johnston, Marcia Riley and Pat Parkins.
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Gary O'Daniels and Gary Lybarger of VFW Post 1797 attach the American Flag during a Flag Day ceremony at Creston Elks Lodge #605 Saturday evening. Flag Day is celebrated each year to commemorate the adoption of the flag of the United States — which happened on June 14, 1777, by resolution from the Second Continental Congress. The day also promotes patriotism, respect for the flag and love of country.
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John Brennan of Creston, front, salutes the flag during a Flag Day ceremony Saturday evening.

About 100 people attended a Flag Day ceremony held Saturday evening at Creston Elk's Lodge #605. The ceremony included a gun salute, playing of "Taps" and keynote speech from Dave Neeley.

Flag Day is celebrated each year to commemorate the adoption of the flag of the United States — which happened on June 14, 1777, by resolution from the Second Continental Congress. The day also promotes patriotism, respect for the flag and love of country.

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