6/18/2014 8:06:00 AM CV Elks honor Flag Day with patriotic ceremony
People stand to acknowledge the presenting of the colors by the Honor Guard from the American Legion Prescott post Saturday at Memory Park during the Flag Day event sponsored by the Chino Valley Elks Lodge.
Rifles stand in wait for the Honor Guard of the American Legion Prescott post to use in a gun salute as part of Flag Day.
American history was retold through presentation of the American flag and other patriotic flags Saturday at Memory Park during Flag Day.
The Chino Valley Elks Lodge hosted the event for a small but attentive crowd of people.
"More people should come to this event and learn about the symbolism and importance of America's flag," said Elks member Norm Swanty, "especially children who may not know very much history. Here they can see it presented in a honoring and respectful way."
In September, for the 9-1-1 program, the Elks will "retire" used flags, a ceremony that burns the flags as a respectful way to discard them. Also, by September the area's fire ban should be over. The lodge will announce more details as the date gets closer.
In addition to the Elks presentation, the Honor Guard from the American Legion Prescott post presented the colors, played taps, gave a gun salute, and performed a solemn flag-folding.