Photo: Previous winners from the annual "Flag Day Children's Poster Contest."
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE U.S. FLAG!
For the 23rd consecutive year, Catholic Life Insurance hosted its annual old fashioned flag raising ceremony to celebrate Flag Day. The event took place on Sunday, June 14th in honor of the 238th anniversary of the American Flag. Approximately 200 people gathered to observe the Flag Raising and enjoy refreshments.
This year’s event began in the morning with a Mass, officiated by Fr. Larry Stuebben, followed by the flag raising ceremony and a breakfast social. There was a brass band playing patriotic music, free commemorative t-shirts for the attendees, a balloon artist clown, and face painters. This year’s Flag Day Poster Contest winners were invited to attend and each were given special recognition.
The theme for the 2015 Flag Day Poster Contest was “Our Flag Stands for Freedom.” In America, we are free to grow up to be whatever we want to be, whether it is a teacher, doctor, police officer, fire fighter, artist, and more. This year we asked all of the children in grades kindergarten through 5th grade to create a poster showing us what they would like to be when they grow up. All of the posters feature the American Flag.
A total of 21 winners were selected to receive an award and monetary prize. Catholic Life would like to thank all of those who entered the contest, and we encourage all those who will be eligible next year to participate again.
Check out a few photos from our Flag Day Celebration below!