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Best Flag Day and Army Birthday Celebrations in WA

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June 14 is a special day in America – it’s Flag Day, commemorating the adoption of the United States flag in 1777 and the US Army’s birthday – 237 years ago our Nation’s leaders established the Continental Army, beginning a rich heritage of successfully defending this great country and her citizens. See the WA state celebrations for the US Army and Old Glory!

Flag Day Parade
Saturday, June 9
120 West Chance A La Mer Avenue NW
Ocean Shores, WA 98569
http://www.oceanshoresact.com

A chance to show our patriotic spirit. The parade features more than 75 entries and a Grand Marshall, plus a special salute to all returning Veterans. End the day with dancing and raffle drawings. One of the only Flag Day parades in Western Washington.

Evergreen Washelli Flag Day Celebration
Thursday, June 14
11111 Aurora Ave. N
Seattle, WA 98133
206.362.5200
http://www.washelli.com

Evergreen Washelli will celebrate Flag Day by accepting flags for retirement. Evergreen Washelli is also in need of 5’ x 9 ½’ flags for The Avenue of Colors in our Veterans Memorial Cemetery, as well as for retiring flags upon Veteran’s cremations. You may donate by: bringing in a flag for donation, donating any dollar amount towards a new flag, or donating $70 for a new flag in memory of a loved one.

Flag Day at Fort Vancouver
Thursday, June 14
3:30pm
750 Anderson Street
Vancouver, WA 98661
http://www.fortvan.org

Celebrate Flag Day at the Fort Vancouver Bandstand! The hour-long event features music, food, brief remarks by notable speakers, programs by elementary students and the third annual Clark County Mayors’ Patriotic Tie Competition! This is a FREE community event!

US Army Birthday Ball
Friday, June 15
Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center
1500 Broadway
Tacoma, WA 98402

Service members, veterans, and their family members are invited to celebrate the US Army’s 237th birthday at the annual birthday ball! Tickets are $40 per person and are available for purchase. Soldiers and Families at JBLM should contact their brigade CSM for tickets. Prior service personnel, retirees and their Families should contact Carol Armistad at the I Corps protocol office at carolarmistad@us.army.mil.

US Army 237th Birthday Salute at SAFECO Field
Saturday, June 16
7:10pm
Safeco Field
1250 1st Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98134
http://www.mariners.com

The 56th, Army Band and Ceremonial Band will play as the Seattle Mariners take on the SF Giants for an Army Birthday Salute!

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