June 14th | Ceremony at 3:30pm
Historic Bandstand, Fort Vancouver National Site
Celebrate our country's stars and stripes, and join us for the 22nd annual Flag Day at Fort Vancouver presented by Davidson and Associates Insurance! Celebrate our nation's flag, and participate in the ceremony and kid's activities on Flag Day - Tuesday, June 14th 2016.
Learn about the history of the United States Flag, honor the Annual National Pause for the Pledge of Allegiance, and vote for your favorite tie in the Clark County Mayors’ Patriotic Tie Competition!
The ceremony takes place at the historic bandstand located on the Fort Vancouver National Site. The bandstand is located across the street from the Grant House (1101 Officers Row).
Thank you to CVTV for being onsite to record this important community program!
Retire your Old Flag at Davidson & Associates Insurance
June 6-10 and June 13-17 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Retire your old flag at Davidson & Associates Insurance Agency, 610 Esther Street, Suite 101, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday between June 6 and June 17, 2016. Fort Vancouver District Boy Scouts of America will perform proper flag retirement ceremonies for all old flags. Flags should be removed from poles and dried if wet.
610 ESThER STREET, SUITE 101, VANCOUVER WASHINGTON
History of Flag Day
The Trust began producing Flag Day as one of its Celebrate Freedom programs in 2001, emphasizing the importance of citizenship throughout our community. The celebration is held at 3:30 p.m., so that the program may coincide with the Annual National Pause for the Pledge of Allegiance, in which people all over the country pause and recite the Pledge of Allegiance in unison.
An important component to the event is student engagement. Though Flag Day takes place at the very end of the school year, students have been able to participate in the event through historical reenactments and history quizzes. In 2010, the Clark County Mayors’ Patriotic Tie Competition was developed and Mayors from Clark County cities participate and bring supporters from their cities to attend the event.
Average attendance is 250-400 (weather depending).