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Allentown holds Flag Day ceremony

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Allentown holds Flag Day ceremonyWFMZ's Alexandra Hogan reports on 69 News at Noon

Allentown holds Flag Day ceremony

Coming up in a few minutes for now joy hostile back to you.

>>all right christina, thank you what it is flag day today it's a way to celebrate our nation and its symbol, the flag day ceremony is under way at city hall in allentown wfmz 1000 are hoping is there live with more alexandra.

>>joy howe cl june 14th marks a flag a celebration of the adoption of the flag in 1777.

It didn't become a holiday and tell 1916 is a in as you can see behind me right now we're at the ceremony that just began moments ago as you can see a lot of people are gathered here by city hall in allentown there will be speakers that will singing of the national anthem.

Currently we're looking at the allentown honor guard as they begin the ceremony.

It's a day to honor the red white and blue.

But people show their pride.

>>we need to get can talk to put the the flag and the national actually firefighters so my fire comey usually does some kind of observation while it's not a federal holiday flags will fly around the world and off of it.

>>old glories made it to all 8 planets for this flag, currently on voyager one is out of our solar system and billions of miles from earth.

6 flags are planted on the moon during the apollo missions only 5 still stand because of the lack of atmosphere unfiltered sunlight turned them all white.

That the national museum of american history, new jersey magician david copperfield says for flagged a whole make the missing star reappear on the original flag from the war of 1812.

Historians don't know why but at some point it was cut off.

>>a look at it and think about you know.

Love the history behind it i had to give it to them.

With the 50 stars.

I mean people lose collar that every day and with ceremonies many called the symbol a reminder to work toward unity rather than division.

>>i would hope that this bringing together just like memorial day does for the veterans as well.

>>then again back here live at city hall you can see many people standing here in unity it just for that is the ceremony is currently underway this one will wrap up in about 30 minutes time there will also be one of 03:00pm in bethlehem and moravian village and then later this evening there will be one at 07:00pm in west park.

There will also be a band there more celebrations under way throughout our region you can always find more information on

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