A special Flag Day ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 14 at the St. Landry Parish Visitor Information Center, I-49 exit 23, just north of Opelousas. The ceremony will serve as a dedication of a new flag pole at the Visitor Center.
Celebrated every June 14, Flag Day commemorates the adoption of the United States flag. The Second Continental Congress passed the resolution on June 14, 1777. President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed Flag Day in 1916. Congress officially established Flag Day in August, 1949.
Members of Woodmen of the World and the American Legion will be present for the Visitor Center flag-raising. The public is invited and veterans are urged to attend.
Tours of the Visitor Center, which celebrated its first anniversary on May 23, will be available after the ceremony. Constructed with reclaimed and recycled material, the center is the only green visitor center in Louisiana and one of the few in the United States.
For more information, call (337) 948-8004 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.