PEORIA, Ill. — Community members in Peoria came together at the Constitution Garden to celebrate Flag Day.
People of all ages came out to remember and honor the flag. The rain held out for most of the event, and people were able to enjoy the festivities.
Councilman Sid Ruckriegel says the event shows how important the flag is to so many people.
“On Flag Day, we take a little extra special time to make sure that we put our thoughts to what that flag really represents, and make sure that we honor those ideals,” Ruckriegel said.
After the Flag Day festivities, American Legion Post Two held a flag folding and retirement ceremony.