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updated: 6/14/2016 9:03 PM

Buffalo Grove celebrates Flag Day

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  • Major Erna M. Faber, left, and reservist Jason Smigelski, both from the 85th Army Reserve Support Command in Arlington Heights flank the American flag on Tuesday evening as Lt. Col. Priscilla Van Zanten speaks about the meaning of the flag during Buffalo Grove Park District's annual Flag Day celebration at Veterans Park.

      Major Erna M. Faber, left, and reservist Jason Smigelski, both from the 85th Army Reserve Support Command in Arlington Heights flank the American flag on Tuesday evening as Lt. Col. Priscilla Van Zanten speaks about the meaning of the flag during Buffalo Grove Park District's annual Flag Day celebration at Veterans Park.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • Lt. Col. Priscilla Van Zanten speaks about the meaning of the flag Tuesday evening during Buffalo Grove Park District's annual Flag Day celebration at Veterans Park.

      Lt. Col. Priscilla Van Zanten speaks about the meaning of the flag Tuesday evening during Buffalo Grove Park District's annual Flag Day celebration at Veterans Park.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • Keith Novak of Buffalo Grove, left, and Army Reserve Master Sgt. Larry Cichelli raise the flag of the Coast Guard Tuesday during the Buffalo Grove Park District's annual Flag Day celebration at Veterans Park.

      Keith Novak of Buffalo Grove, left, and Army Reserve Master Sgt. Larry Cichelli raise the flag of the Coast Guard Tuesday during the Buffalo Grove Park District's annual Flag Day celebration at Veterans Park.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • Vietnam veteran and Wheeling resident Robert Blocks, foreground, salutes the raising of the Marine flag on Tuesday during the Buffalo Grove Park District's annual Flag Day celebration at Veterans Park.

      Vietnam veteran and Wheeling resident Robert Blocks, foreground, salutes the raising of the Marine flag on Tuesday during the Buffalo Grove Park District's annual Flag Day celebration at Veterans Park.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • Reservist Jason Smigelski of the 85th States Army Reserve Support Command in Arlington Heights and Boy Scout Jacob Hammon of Troop 79 raise the flag of the Army during the Buffalo Grove Park District's annual Flag Day celebration at Veterans Park.

      Reservist Jason Smigelski of the 85th States Army Reserve Support Command in Arlington Heights and Boy Scout Jacob Hammon of Troop 79 raise the flag of the Army during the Buffalo Grove Park District's annual Flag Day celebration at Veterans Park.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

 
Daily Herald report

Tuesday was Flag Day, and the Buffalo Grove Park District was among local groups and institutions marking the day.

Its Flag Day celebration at Veterans Park at 5:30 p.m. featured Army Lt. Col. Priscilla Van Zanten as the guest speaker. The Buffalo Grove Fire Department's Honor Guard presented the colors.

The event featured other speeches. To help draw a crowd, the park district was serving free hot dogs.

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