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New location for Friday’s Flag Day event hosted by the city of Cape Coral

Ceremony to be held at City Hall

By CJ HADDAD - | Jun 13, 2024

For the second consecutive year, the city of Cape Coral will celebrate Flag Day and offer residents a way to properly dispose of damaged flags.

The event takes place June 14 at Cape Coral City Hall starting at 9 a.m. The event is free and open to the public as city leaders will pay homage to the U.S. flag.

“The Flag Day event was created to bring the community together to honor and show respect for our nation’s flag,” said city spokesperson Kaitlyn Mullen. “It also fosters a sense of patriotism and unity among Cape Coral residents.”

A flag drop-off station will be available for residents to respectfully retire any American Flag that is no longer suitable for display.

“The City of Cape Coral recognizes the importance of properly retiring the American Flag,” Mullen said. “That’s why we offer a free flag drop-off box outside of City Hall. At Friday’s event, residents can bring any worn-out or damaged flags to ensure they are retired with dignity.”

The Flag Day celebration will include a presentation of colors by the Cape Coral Police Department Honor Guard, an invocation, the national anthem and the Pledge of Allegiance. The Mayor Pro Tem and a representative from the Military Order of the Purple Heart will offer a few remarks on our nation’s flag and the significance of this holiday.

It was on June 14, 1777, that the Continental Congress approved the design of America’s national flag. More than 100 years later, in 1916, President Woodrow Wilson marked the anniversary of that decree by officially establishing June 14 as Flag Day.

The event had been scheduled for Four Mile Cove Ecological Preserve but has been moved indoors due to inclement weather.

The city of Cape Coral’s Flag Day celebration will now be held in City Council Chambers on the second floor of City Hall, 1015 Cultural Park Blvd.