For State Rep. Stan Saylor, the American flag is one of the most beautiful flags of the world's nations — and not just because of the stars and stripes.
"The flag stands for so many things," said the Windsor Township Republican.
It symbolizes our country's history, as well as the men and women who have served and honored it through all degrees of sacrifice, Saylor said.
So with Flag Day coming up on Saturday, his office partnered with several local organizations to hold a ceremony in Red Lion for the second year.
Patriotism: Last year's inaugural event brought out several hundred people, Saylor said.
"It was well-attended," he said. "We're hoping for an even bigger turnout as we continue to make it an annual event."
York County has always been home to lots of residents who support veterans and their causes, Saylor said.
"I just think there's a great patriotism among the people of York County," he said.
The American flag — and all its history — should be appreciated by younger generations and never taken for granted, Saylor said.
Event details: The Flag Day ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday at Fairmount Park in Red Lion.
The free, family-friendly event will feature live music and a few educational comments about the American flag's history, Saylor said.
Allie Hynoski, 11, of Red Lion will sing the National Anthem. Saylor heard her perform recently at the state Capitol and said she was "fantastic."
"So I'm excited to hear her sing again," he said.
After the ceremony, Red Lion will open the park's splash pad, as well as hold a community barbecue, bake sale, free activities and games until 2 p.m.
Proceeds from food sales will go toward the borough's fireworks display on Thursday, July 3.
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