|June 11, 2015
Twenty-nine winning essays from three local elementary schools provide the inspiration for a special Flag Day ceremony this Sunday, June 14, at the Ocala/Marion County Veterans Memorial Park in Ocala. Start time is 3PM.
An essay contest, co-sponsored by Marion County Public Schools and Marion County veterans’ organizations, offered fourth and fifth graders the opportunity to tell the community “What the Flag Means to ME!”
Winning essays come from Harbour View Elementary, Madison Street Academy, and Romeo Elementary schools. Each of these student writers will be recognized at Sunday’s event and receive a certificate and special award:
A flag retirement ceremony will also be conducted by Marine Corps League Detachment 061.