Mayor Randy Rhoads and other elected officials will unveil the new Lee’s Summit city flag this week during observance of National Flag Week.
The public is invited to a flag raising for the city and American flags at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, June 12, on the City Hall Plaza, 220 SE Green St.
The nation has celebrated Flag Day annually on June 14 since its adoption by resolution of the Second Continental Congress in 1777. Throughout the week of June 8, across the country, individuals will celebrate the flag with festivals, parades and other activities to show love of country.
The City’s public commemoration is in honor of the enduring symbol of pride, unity and heritage associated with both flags for our community. The event will also pay homage to the men and women of our military and the incredible sacrifices they made to preserve our freedom.
The city is raising for the first time its new flag that was created as a result of the “Yours Truly” marketing effort. It displays the “LS” icon in the center and an olive-color stripe at the top and bottom.
The flags will be hoisted by the Honor Guard of Lee’s Summit’s Police and Fire departments.