Lakeshore Woman’s Club goes all out for the Grand Ol’ Flag

Lakeshore Woman’s Club goes all out for the Grand Ol’ Flag
Members of the GFWC Lakeshore Woman’s Club gather at the backyard gazebo for a quick photo before the June 14 Flag Day program begins. Front, Terry Laws, Laura Bryan, Nancy Ware; back, Christy Whitehead, Betty Stringfellow, Betty Hayes, Gara Roberts, Paula Castleberry.

In honor of the United State of America and its flag, the GFWC Lakeshore Woman’s Club held its first annual Flag Day celebration June 14 at their clubhouse on Lakeshore Drive.

After President Terry Laws welcomed the more than 100 guests, the ceremony began with a prayer by Betty Hayes, 1st vice president, then presentation of colors by four members of American Legion Post 137.

After all stood for the Pledge of Allegiance in the patriotically decorated clubhouse, Marcia Moore led the assembly in the National Anthem. Portraying Betsy Ross, Frankie Anderson spoke about the creation of the U.S. flag.

The program ended with presentations by the Atlantic Coast Young Marines, based at NAS Jacksonville and Boy Scout Troop 169. On display were Glen and Kathy Wright, from VFW Post 7909, to share the story of the VFW “Buddy”® Poppy, a symbol of all who have given their lives in the nation’s wars since World War I.

A luncheon, games for adults and art activities for children capped the event.

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