Bel Air Flag Day

An unidentified spectator listens attentively during the annual Flag Day program at Bel Air's Shamrock Park Saturday morning. (Photo courtesy of Laura Stafford, Patuxent Homestead / June 4, 2012)

A nice crowd gathered under sunny skies at the William Humbert Amphitheater in Bel Air's Shamrock Park Saturday morning for the town's annual Flag Day ceremony.

Traditionally, Flag Day is recognized on June 14; however, the town coordinates the scheduling of this ceremony with Bel Air High School's band and chorus to ensure the event does not interfere with their end-of-year studies and final exams. The band and chorus once again played and sang patriotic songs.

The Flag Day Ceremony featured the poem "Our Flag" recited by poet Samuel B. Fielder of Forest Hill, a former Army sergeant who is a veteran of the Korean War.

Retired Army Col. John F. Kutcher was the featured speaker and County Councilman Jim McMahan was master of ceremonies.


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