Celebrate Old Glory today with Hardin County's 'Raise the Flag' group

JUNE 10--The Stars and Stripes, Old Glory, The Star-Spangled Banner. 

These nicknames all label the same piece of hallowed cloth, the flag of the United States of America.

Each year the flag’s ability to unite and inspire Americans is celebrated on Flag Day, June 14. However, in Hardin County, local organization Raise the Flag is joining with the county fire department to help celebrate the American flag’s rich history on Saturday, June 10 with a number of events.

All fire stations in Hardin County will have open house from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. that day, with flag raising ceremonies at 10 a.m. at each location.

Station 12, at 90 Walnut St. in Savannah, is hosting a “Firefighter for a Day” event. It’s a  time to meet local firefighters, try on turnout gear, see firefighting equipment, go through a teen-adult obstacle course, watch a fire extinguisher demonstration and even become a volunteer.

Kids can play in the Sparky Bounce House or go through the kids obstacle course.

The public is invited to Raise the Flag’s centralized flag lowering ceremony at Shiloh National Military Park at the National Cemetery at 5:30 p.m. with assistance from members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion.

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