Photo: Previous winners from the annual "Flag Day Children's Poster Contest."
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE U.S. FLAG!
For the 24th consecutive year, Catholic Life Insurance hosted its annual old fashioned flag raising ceremony to celebrate Flag Day. The event took place on Monday, June 13th in honor of the 239th anniversary of the American Flag. Approximately 150 people gathered to observe the Flag Raising and enjoy refreshments.
Our event began in the evening with a Mass on the grounds, officiated by Father Larry Christian, followed by the flag raising ceremony and a picnic social. There was a brass band playing patriotic music, free commemorative t-shirts for the attendees, a balloon artist clown, and face painters. As well, our Flag Day Poster Contest winners and Flag Day Patch Design Contest winner were given special recognition during the ceremony.
This year, we invited children in grades Kindergarten through 5th Grade to participate in our annual Children's Flag Day Poster Contest-- and we received more than 740 entries! This year’s theme was “What does freedom look like to you?” and the participants let us know in their posters what they think freedom means. We selected a total of 21 entries to receive cash prizes.
Catholic Life would like to thank all of those who entered the contest this year, and we encourage everyone who will be eligible next year to participate.
CHECK OUT OUR CREATIVE 2016 FLAG DAY POSTER CONTEST WINNERS BELOW!