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Updated: 06/19/2014 08:00:02AM

DeSoto County pays tribute on Flag Day

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ARCADIAN PHOTO BY THOMAS SIMMONS

DeSoto County Fire and Rescue B-Shift personnel hoisted the large American Flag for public display. Those pictured are Capt. W. Walker, Lt. T. Alley, FF/PM K. Johnson, FF/PM B. Solomon, FF/PM G. Romine, FF/PM K. Adkins, FF/PM R. Rumney, and FF/EMT C. Redmon.

ARCADIAN PHOTO BY THOMAS SIMMONS

Alexis Jones and Carley Mofield unite their voices to express patriotism as they sing the national anthem at the Flag Day Ceremony in Veterans Park in Arcadia.

ARCADIAN PHOTO BY THOMAS SIMMONS

Col. Tom Damron (ret.) addresses the group gathered to commemorate the flag of the United States and to hear its history. He shared that the flag was not official until 1949 when President Harry Truman declared it the official design and flag of our nation.

ARCADIAN PHOTO BY THOMAS SIMMONS

As the DeSoto County Fire and Rescue unfurls the 20-foot by 38-foot flag, it is easy to see its beauty as our national symbol of unity and freedom.

ARCADIAN PHOTO BY THOMAS SIMMONS

Arthur Southwell, commander of the American Legion, hoists the flag of the United States on the pole during the ceremony Flag Day Ceremony on June 15 at Veterans Park in Arcadia. The U.S. Flag is Identified as the most recognized symbol of freedom in the world,

ARCADIAN PHOTO BY THOMAS SIMMONS

On the 237th birthday of the U.S. Flag, DeSoto County Fire Rescue unfurls this 20-foot by 38-foot flag. The garrison flag was a gift given to the community by Col. Tom and Sandy Damron. In the words of our national anthem, “Long may it wave o’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.”

ARCADAIN PHOTO BY THOMAS SIMMONS

Susie Coker, a veteran of the U.S. Army, watches the unfurling of “Old Glory” with her grandchildren Tyler and Ava at the Flag Day Ceremony in Veterans’ Park in Arcadia on June 14.

ARCADIAN PHOTO BY THOMAS SIMMONS

Citizens gather for a Flag Day ceremony at the Flag ring for the unfurling and hoisting of the nation’s flag at Veterans Park in Arcadia on June 14.

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