The Payson Elks Lodge hosts its annual Flag Day program at the Green Valley Park Veterans Memorial at 9 a.m. Wednesday, June 14.
Included in the program will be a presentation of the colors by the Payson Civil Air Patrol and local Boy Scouts. There will also be patriotic music, and Mayor Bob Edwards will offer remarks. Highlighting the program is the Elks' ritual, "Tribute to Our Flag," which includes a presentation of the history and traditions of the flag by the officers of the lodge. They will be assisted by narrator Misti DeCaire.
Flag Day is a day for all Americans to celebrate and show respect for the American flag, its designers and makers, as well as the many people who have died protecting it, said Bill Sahno of the Payson Patriotic Events Committee.