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U.S. Army Soldier Systems Center-Natick
Public Affairs Office
Kansas Street
Natick, MA 01760-5012

Contact:  Public Affairs Office
(508)233-5340/5945
 

Date: June 12, 2007
No: 07-18


Army to celebrate Flag Day, Army Birthday

NATICK, Mass. --- The U.S. Army Natick Soldier Systems Center (SSC) and the Natick Veterans Council will celebrate Flag Day and the Army Birthday on Thursday at Moran Park in Natick. 

June 14 is historically significant because the Continental Congress approved the design of our flag on that date in 1777, and because the U.S. Army was born on that day in 1775, more than a year before the birth of America with the signing of the Declaration of Independence in 1776.

To recognize this important date and to honor our flag and our Army and veterans from all services, SSC Soldiers will join with members of the Natick Veterans Council in ceremonies at Moran Park near the MBTA commuter rail line in Natick.

Currently planned are three events at Moran Park:

6:30 a.m.: Flag raising ceremony.

Noon: Short ceremony recognizing Flag Day and the Army Birthday, as well as those Natick Veterans memorialized in Moran Park.

4:30 p.m.: Retreat ceremony.

For more information, please contact the SSC Public Affairs Office.


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