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The 2019 Gwinnett Flag Day ceremony is held at the Snellville Masonic Lodge. The 2021 ceremony will be held at VFW Post 5255 in Lawrenceville on Saturday.

Gwinnett County residents will have an opportunity to pay their respects to the American flag this weekend.

The Gwinnett Flag Day Committee will hold the 10th Annual Gwinnett Flag Day ceremony at 10 a.m. Saturday at VFW Post 5255, which is located at 368 Grayson Highway in Lawrenceville. The event will be held a few days before the official Flag Day, which will be Monday.

Flag Day is a day set aside to pay tribute to the U.S. flag and commemorate the Second Continental Congress' adoption of the nation's first flag on June 14, 1777.

The event scheduled for Saturday is expected to include speeches by Gwinnett County Commission Chairwoman Nicole Love Hendrickson, Gwinnett Flag Day President Mike Sabbagh, Gwinnett Flag Day Committee member Warren Auld, Rev. Dr. Fahed Ab-Akel, Capt. William Edge and VFW Post 4180 Commander Jim Jackson. The Sons of the American Revolution and Samer Sabbagh are also expected to participate in the event.

Anyone who has additional questions about the event can visit www.gwinnettflagday.org.

I'm a Crawford Long baby who grew up in Marietta and eventually wandered to the University of Southern Mississippi for college. Earned a BA in journalism (double minor in political science and history). Previously worked in Florida and Clayton County.

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