Lodinews.com

default avatar
Welcome to the site! Login or Signup below.
|
||
Logout|My Dashboard

Community is invited to Flag Day celebration

Print
Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Posted: Wednesday, June 12, 2013 12:00 am

On Friday at 7 p.m., the Lodi Masonic Lodge will be hosting our fourth annual Flag Day celebration for the community at Lodi’s All-Veterans Plaza, which is located on Pine Street next to Carnegie Forum in Downtown Lodi.

The National Sojourners Heroes of ‘76, a concordant body of the Masons, will present “Building the American Flag,” which is an educational piece explaining the origins and various configurations of our flag throughout our nation’s history. “Old Glory Speaks,” which is an inspirational tribute given from the flag’s perspective, will then be presented. The Lodi Community Band will perform a set of patriotic music following the presentation by the Heroes of ‘76.

The Lodi Lodge No. 256 Free and Accepted Masons of California was originally chartered in 1879. The Lodi Masonic Lodge has been located at 321 W. Pine St. since 1936.

National Sojourners has an unequaled military Masonic history. The Heroes of ‘76 is an affiliate, auxiliary organization of National Sojourners. It is composed of National Sojourners who have, in recognition of exemplary service to National Sojourners, Freemasonry or our national government, received this inspiring patriotic degree.

I would like to invite the entire community to join us for an inspirational and entertaining evening honoring the flag of our great nation. Feel free to bring your lawn chairs and join us for a wonderful evening.

Shawn McCarty

Lodi

Rules of Conduct

  • 1 Use your real name. You must register with your full first and last name before you can comment. (And don't pretend you're someone else.)
  • 2 Keep it clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually oriented language.
  • 3 Don't threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
  • 4 Be truthful. Don't lie about anyone or anything. Don't post unsubstantiated allegations, rumors or gossip that could harm the reputation of a person, company or organization.
  • 5 Be nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
  • 6 Stay on topic. Make sure your comments are about the story. Don't insult each other.
  • 7 Tell us if the discussion is getting out of hand. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
  • 8 Share what you know, and ask about what you don't.

Welcome to the discussion.

1 comment:

  • Jerome Kinderman posted at 3:37 pm on Wed, Jun 12, 2013.

    Jerome R Kinderman Posts: 2253

    Thank you Shawn McCarty for bringing to our attention the existence of Flag Day. I would assert that the vast majority of Americans wouldn't know that June 14th has been set aside to honor Old Glory for many years - 128 to be exact.

    I always relate watermelon with Flag Day because where I was raised that was the only time we were served that delicious Summer-time fruit for dessert. Of course there are other dates in June that carry certain memories for me, but none more significant than the day we recognize the meaning of our flag.

    So please take the time and effort to appropriately display the Stars and Stripes on Friday, June 14th and if you have the time, go on over to the All-Veterans Plaza for an evening of music and respect. As a former member of the Lodi Community Band, I do believe you'll be well entertained by these volunteer musicians as they will more than likely play Sousa marches and other patriotic pieces sure to get your hearts beating in time with pride.

     

Recent Comments

Posted 14 hours ago by Christina Welch.

article: Letter: Intolerance and bullying should…

Just a note--My thumbs up was for Eric's post from Monday Apr 14th at 1pm, not Mr Kinderman's snotty reply from 4:02 pm. When I read this …

More...

Posted 15 hours ago by Joanne Bobin.

article: Letter: The capitalism of our forefathe…

Funny that one who continually blabs about the "false left/right paradigm" "WORKS" for a notorious right-winger. How d…

More...

Posted 19 hours ago by Joanne Bobin.

article: Letter: Intolerance and bullying should…

Nothing more than a "software company" estimated worth of 6 Billion. Nothing, of course, compared to Microsoft - but currently g…

More...

Posted 19 hours ago by Eric Barrow.

article: Letter: Intolerance and bullying should…

I use Mozilla all the time, my mistake, I'm glad to know that the CEO of my favorite search engine is not homophobic. thanks for the heads …

More...

Posted 19 hours ago by Joanne Bobin.

article: Letter: Intolerance and bullying should…

Personally, I love Firefox since it allows me to run many online streaming programs like Xfinity and Netflix without any interruptions and …

More...

Video

Popular Stories

Poll

Loading…

Mailing List

Subscribe to a mailing list to have daily news sent directly to your inbox.

  • Breaking News

    Would you like to receive breaking news alerts? Sign up now!

  • News Updates

    Would you like to receive our daily news headlines? Sign up now!

  • Sports Updates

    Would you like to receive our daily sports headlines? Sign up now!

Manage Your Lists