NC 4th of July Festival Cancellations and Postponings

The Flag Retirement Ceremony, original scheduled for 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 3rd, has been postponed to 6 p.m. on Friday, July 4th. It will still be held at the BB&T Flagpole, 104 S. Howe Street. A somber and respectful event where the public can observe as US flags that have become unserviceable are honorably retired. According to the US Flag Code, “The flag, when it is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem for display, should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning.” Organized by the Richard H. Stewart Jr. American Legion Post and the Cape Fear Council of Boy Scouts, the ceremony will include Linda Snyder singing “The Star-Spangled Banner” and “America the Beautiful,” as well as comments from US Army Lt. Colonel, Retired, Bill Morgan.

The Naturalization Ceremony, the American Red Cross Blood Drive, arts and crafts, and the waterfront entertainment for Thursday, July 3rd, have been cancelled.

All events for Friday, July 4th, are scheduled to continue in beautiful weather.

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