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1927: Special Community Club program honors 150th anniversary of the Stars and Strips

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Betty Mann, Rock County Historical Society president

The following appeared in the Rock County Herald on June 10, 1927:
Observance of 150th Anniversary to be Carried Out at Luverne Commercial Club Rooms June 14th
Next Tuesday, June 14th, is the 150th anniversary of the adoption of the United States flag by congress and the day will be observed in this city by a Flag day program at the Luverne Commercial Club rooms, commencing at 8:15 that evening.
This program is to be put on under the auspices of the Commercial Club, assisted by Dell-Hogan Post No. 123, American Legion, Women’s Auxiliary, Grand Army of the Republic, Women’s Relief Corps, Boy Scouts and Campfire Girls, and from present indications it will be one well worthy of attendance.
It has not been customary for a number of years to observe Flag day with a special program, but it is thought likely that it will become an annual event in the future. This year’s program is being arranged largely through suggestions made by C. E. McMillan.
A program of twelve numbers will be given, opening with the raising of the flag by a group of Boy Scouts. Following the singing of “The Star Spangled Banner” by the audience, and invocation by Rev. Geo. M.W. Fulcomer, Mr. McMillan will give a short history of the flag. Mrs. Zillah E. Wilson will give a reading, “The Flag is Passing By,” and Mr. McMillan will give a toast to the flag. Other numbers on the program are a vocal solo by Mrs. George W. Fried, a flag drill by the drill team of the Degree of Honor Protective association, and the exercises will close with “America” by the audience.
Donations to the Rock County Historical Society can be sent to the Rock County Historical Society, P.O. Box 741, Luverne, MN 56156.
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