Rep. O’Neill Attends 30th Flag Day Ceremony

Posted on June 20, 2018 by admin


On a beautiful June evening, State Representative Arthur O’Neill (R-69) last week attended his 30th consecutive Flag Day ceremony in Southbury where he joined veterans, friends and residents to honor our nation’s flag.

Flag Day, first created with a proclamation by President Woodrow Wilson in 1916 and later established as National Flag Day by Congress in 1946, commemorates the adoption of the United States flag on June 14, 1777.

During the ceremony, Rep. O’Neill read a proclamation from Governor Malloy.

“We gathered as Americans to celebrate and honor the symbol of our nation and to remember the sacrifices made since it was first unfurled more than 200 years ago,” Rep. O’Neill said. “It is my distinct pleasure to attend this wonderful annual event and look into the crowd to see the people of Southbury, young and old, together as one.”

The ceremony took place at the Town Hall flagpole on Main Street South and included a “Pause for the Pledge” hosted by the Board of Selectmen.  Members of the VFW Post 1607, Lt.C. Edward Hine American Legion Post 147, local and state elected officials and Southbury Boy and Girl Scouts, Brownies and Cub Scouts also attended the event.