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Bel Air ceremony honors the American Flag on D-Day

Bel Air ceremony honors the American Flag on D-Day

Bel Air's annual Flag Day ceremony on Saturday morning provided an opportunity to commemorate a special anniversary for the defense of all the flag holds dear to generations of Americans. More than 100 people gathered in Shamrock Park for the brief, but moving ceremony on the 71st anniversary of the June 6, 1944 D-Day landings in Normandy, France, that began the liberation of Europe from the forces of Nazi Germany in World War II. The ceremony featured a traditional flag raising with a bugler playing "To the Colors," followed by the Star Spangled Banner played by the Aberdeen Middle School Band. Saturday's color guard included members of American Legion Post 39 and...

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