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Please join Oakhurst Lutheran Church as they celebrate Flag Day. All profits will benefit Tier One Tranquility Base, a program to help returning veterans with PTSD. It's going to be a great time, so we'll see you there!

Oakhurst Lutheran Church to Hold Flag Day Celebration

OAKHURST — Get ready, everyone! Oakhurst Lutheran Church will soon be holding its annual Flag Day celebration, where they will commemorate the adoption of the flag of the United States on June 14, 1777. It’s going to be a great time for the entire family, so we’ll see you there!

Image of a young boy saluting the American flag. Date & Time: Wednesday, June 14, 2023, at 6:00 p.m.

The celebration begins with a fundraising dinner for Tier One Tranquility Base. The dinner will include a pulled pork sandwich, chips, and water.

$10 suggested donation.

All profits will go to Tier One Tranquility Base, a program to help returning veterans with PTSD.

The dinner will be followed by a Flag Day program that will feature guest speaker Steve Kuryla, the founder of Tier One Tranquility Base. Steve’s story is an amazing one and includes his service to our country and now his service to our veterans.

To give you some idea of what you will hear, this is Steve’s response to a question asked in an interview about his life and career: “How blessed I have been to have worked with and fought beside some of the finest human beings God ever put on this planet. And that’s not a bumper sticker. I truly believe that ‘All evil needs to succeed is for good men to sit back and do nothing.’ I don’t mourn the loss of those I served with, I thank God that such men lived.”

The program will have lots of patriotic music led by Tim Johnson, the Pledge of Allegiance, and a flag retirement/burning ceremony. The Flag Day program will take place in the Memorial Garden next to the Veterans’ Memorial.

Oakhurst Lutheran Church
39255 Black Road
Oakhurst, CA 93644

A Little Bit About Flag Day

Image of a vintage poster about Flag Day. Flag Day is a significant observance celebrated in many countries around the world to honor the symbol of national unity and pride, the national flag. It serves as a reminder of the historical significance and the values represented by the flag. In the United States, Flag Day is observed on June 14th each year.

Flag Day holds a special place in American history as it commemorates the adoption of the national flag, known as the Stars and Stripes, by the Continental Congress in 1777. The flag represents the ideals of freedom, democracy, and unity that the nation was built upon.

On Flag Day, communities come together to pay homage to their flag through various events and ceremonies. Schools organize flag-raising ceremonies, where students learn about the flag’s history and proper flag etiquette. Parades and patriotic displays showcase the vibrant colors and intricate design of the flag, fostering a sense of national pride.

Flag Day also serves as a reminder to respect and honor the sacrifices made by those who have defended the flag throughout history. It is an opportunity to reflect on the values and principles that the flag represents and to appreciate the freedoms and opportunities afforded by the nation.

Flag Day is a significant day that allows us to commemorate the symbol of our nation’s unity, honor its history, and celebrate the values it represents. It serves as a reminder to cherish and uphold the principles of freedom, democracy, and unity that the flag embodies.

Image of the Flag Day event flyer.

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