McHenry Democrats will host a Flag Day Celebration on Wednesday, June 14 from 5-8 pm at the Veterans Memorial Park picnic shelter, 3400 Pearl Street in McHenry. It will be a picnic featuring Kelli Wegener, McHenry County Board member for District 5, as well as a presentation on the American flag by McHenry County Regional Board of Schools Trustee Brian Meyers. Hot dogs, sausage, and soft drinks provided, bring your own adult beverages.
Kelli Wegener, District 5 McHenry County Board member will be the principal speaker.
The event is sponsored and hosted by Democratic Precinct Committee Person Terry Kappel who said,
The United States of America is the birthplace of the modern idea of a democratic government — a government of the people, by the people, and for the people — and for the concept that no matter where we were born, as citizens the country and the government is for all of us. Freedom, human rights, individual liberty, tolerance, separation of church and state — in the modern world are all concepts that were first implemented right here. Something we can all be justly proud of and are symbolized by our national flag.
Flag Day was established
by President Woodrow Wilson in 1916 to honor our democratic
heritage and principles as embodied in the American flag.
Attendees are urged to bring their own lawn chairs and any additional food and drink. Small flags and buttons will be given away. Tables can be set up surrounding the picnic shelter for progressive organizations, and candidates.
The picnic shelter at Veteran's Memorial Park in McHenry.
The event is free to the public, but donations will be accepted.