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posted: 6/18/2013 1:11 PM

Buffalo Grove celebrates Flag Day

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  • Col. Tom Cogdall of the United States Army was the guest speaker Friday at Flag Day ceremonies held at Veterans Park, 1300 N. Weiland Road, Buffalo Grove. More than 100 people attended.

      Col. Tom Cogdall of the United States Army was the guest speaker Friday at Flag Day ceremonies held at Veterans Park, 1300 N. Weiland Road, Buffalo Grove. More than 100 people attended.
    Courtesy Buffalo Grove Fire Department

  • A girl holds miniature flags at the Flag Day ceremony Friday at Buffalo Grove Park District's Veterans Park, 1300 N. Weiland Road.

      A girl holds miniature flags at the Flag Day ceremony Friday at Buffalo Grove Park District's Veterans Park, 1300 N. Weiland Road.
    Courtesy Buffalo Grove Fire Department

  • More than 100 people attended as members of the Armed Forces raised a flag for each of the five branches of the service at the Flag Day ceremonies held at Veterans Park in Buffalo Grove.

      More than 100 people attended as members of the Armed Forces raised a flag for each of the five branches of the service at the Flag Day ceremonies held at Veterans Park in Buffalo Grove.
    Courtesy Buffalo Grove Fire Department

  • Members of the Buffalo Grove Fire Department Honor Guard participated in Flag Day ceremonies held Friday at Veterans Park, 1300 N. Weiland Road, Buffalo Grove.

      Members of the Buffalo Grove Fire Department Honor Guard participated in Flag Day ceremonies held Friday at Veterans Park, 1300 N. Weiland Road, Buffalo Grove.
    Courtesy Buffalo Grove Fire Department

 
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Flag Day is a day for all Americans to celebrate and show respect for the flag, its designers and makers. The flag is representative of independence and unity as a nation with a proud history.

Buffalo Grove was among the places that held a Flag Day ceremony last Friday. The ceremony was held at Veterans Park, 1300 N. Weiland Road.

More than 100 people attended as members of the Armed Forces raised a flag for each of the five branches of the service and they heard a history read of each of the flags. The guest speaker was Col. Tom Cogdall United States Army.

The Buffalo Grove Fire Department's Honor Guard presented the colors.

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