Flag celebration at Fort Osage

June 4, 2014 

In honor of the upcoming Flag Day, Jackson County Parks + Rec invites you to a special program devoted to the history and traditions of the American Flag.

The presentation at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. June 7 at the fort at 107 Osage, in Sibley, includes a representative display of flags from different periods of American history.

A special segment will provide information on how to preserve an heirloom flag and proper flag etiquette. The public is invited to witness the formal lowering of the 15-star garrison flag at the 4 p.m. in the redoubt.

Fort Osage was established in 1808 by William Clark as a military and trade center. During its brief 20 year occupation it served a pivotal role in the exploration of the western frontier. The fort was reconstructed in the 1950s and was designated a National Historic Landmark by the Department of the Interior in 1964. Admission is $7 for adults, $4 children 5-13 and $3, for adults 62 and older. For more information: www.jacksongov.org/fortosage

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