Calling All Scouts for Flag Day Ceremony
Flag Day – Call for Scouts
The Great Falls Association of REALTORS ® has asked for 13-15 or more Boy Scouts, in class A uniforms, to assist with this years Flag Day Ceremony on June 14, 2012, at Overlook Park (under the big flag off of 10th avenue South). The ceremony begins at 8 a.m., includes music, demonstrations, a flyover, raising of the Stars and Stripes and should finish up just before 9 a.m. Scouts are asked to arrive no later than 7:45 am. Last years Flag Day Ceremony was amazing.
Scouts will be asked to assist with the raising of a 30′ x 50′ Flag and to assist with a special flag presentation put on by the Elk’s Club. Scouts will walk approximately 30 feet, each carrying a different flag at appointed times. They will then stand during the rest of the presentation, holding the flag(s). This section of the flag ceremony will last approximately 10-15 minutes.
The Association is planning a practice session on Monday, June 11, 2012, from 6 p.m. until approximately 6:45 p.m. at Overlook Park.
Please contact Kim Martin 799-3145 or firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up or with any questions. You may also contact the Great Fall’s Realtor Flag Project Chair; Marla Merriman 590-7741 or email@example.com.
Thank you in advance for your support of this great project. With the help of the MT Air National Guard and the many generous sponsors, the 30’ x 50’ Flag has been flying proudly in Great Falls since July 4th, 1984.
Today the flag consists of thirteen horizontal stripes, seven red alternating with 6 white. The stripes represent the original 13 colonies. The stars represent the 50 states of the Union. The colors of the flag are symbolic as well: Red symbolizes Hardiness and Valor, White symbolizes Purity and Innocence and Blue represents Vigilance, Perseverance and Justice.