Groups celebrate Flag Day

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - Crisp, clean American flags will be raised at homes and businesses across the country as the U.S. celebrates the 234th anniversary of the U.S. flag's adoption on June 14.

Tuesday is also a day America's fighting force celebrates its 236th birthday.

Some of the soldiers of the 160th Special Operations Aviation regiment are holding a special PT run in Daffin Park in honor of the day.

The 3rd Infantry Division and Fort Stewart will celebrate the day by discussing the army's history and holding a cake by the youngest and oldest soldier.

Congress first decided it had to have an army, before independence was declared and before soldiers had a national flag under which to fight.

The Coastal Empire Council Boy Scouts will hold a flag retirement ceremony in honor of Flag Day at the Freewill Baptist Church starting at 7 p.m.

The U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Unit from Hunter Army Airfield will demonstrate the proper method to retire the U.S. flag.

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