June 14th | Ceremony at 5pm
Historic Bandstand, Fort Vancouver National Site
The bandstand is located across the street from the Grant House (1101 Officers Row)
Celebrate our country's stars and stripes, and join us for the 23rd 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 - Wednesday, June 14th 2017.
5:00PM - Flag Day Ceremony
Featuring: Pledge of Allegiance, National Anthem, Flag History Quiz (Sunset Elementary 5th Grade Students vs. Clark County Mayors), Declaration of Independence Skit (Marshall Elementary 5th Grade Students), and the Clark County Mayor's Patriotic Tie Contest
Flag Day Activities
After the ceremony ends, the whole family can participate in Flag Day activities!
Color Washington State Symbols*
Sing patriotic songs*
Learn how to march*
Tour a historic landmark*
Learn proper flag etiquette
*If you are a Brownie Girl Scout, these activities qualify for the "Celebrating Community" Badge! If you are participating in these activities to receive a badge, please register with the Girl Scouts of SW Washington & Oregon online [HERE]
This is a FREE event! The ceremony and the activities are open to the public to join. All materials will be provided for the activities, and there will be snacks available!
Davidson & Associates Insurance Flag Exchange
June 5-9 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (while supplies last!)
Are you in need of a US flag or would you like to exchange yours for a new one? Stop by Davidson & Associates Insurance Agency for a free 3'x5' flag!
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.
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).