Iconic Spirit of '45 "Kiss" Statue
to Appear at Flag Day Ceremony,
U.S. Capitol Flown Flag to Be Raised
Entertainment by High Tide Quartet, Classic Movie Yankee Doodle Dandy to be Shown
Long Beach will celebrate Flag Day with the placement of new US flags along Clark Avenue between Willow and Carson and with the raising of the Stars and Stripes over the El Dorado Community Center. The flag is special because it was briefly flown over the U.S. Capitol and provide by Congressman Alan Lowenthal. The event is free and open to the public.
At noon, there will be a brief ceremony and music followed by the 1932 musical, Yankee Doodle Dandy that featured the tune You're A Grand Ole Flag. Refreshments and small US Flag souvenirs will be provided.
WHERE: El Dorado Community Center - 2800 Studebaker Rd.
WHEN: Friday, June 14th, noon - movie begins at 1:30
FEATURING: The iconic "Kiss" life-sized statue depicting a sailor kissing a woman based on the famous photo taken in Time Square at the end of WWII. The statue will be on hand courtesy of the Spirit of '45 Foundation.
Special performance by the High Tide Quartet, flag raising by the United States Army National Guard and Boy Scout Troop 205. Following the ceremony, guests will receive souvenir flags and bookmarks, and enjoy refreshments provided by CareMore, followed by a special showing of the movie classic Yankee Doodle Dandy in the Bridge Room from 1:30-3:30 pm.
Information about the history of Flag Day, and how to properly display a flag are posted at: Flag Etiquette.
For more information contact the office of Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske at 562-570-6932,