Flag Raising Ceremony

To celebrate Flag Day, June 14th, the Manager of Patrick Henry Mall, Robert Orlando, had a “Flag Raising Ceremony” to install a new United States Flag at the entrance to the mall. Councilwoman Dr. Pat Woodbury was in attendance as was the City Manager, Neil Morgan, The Army and the Newport News Police were in attendance and participated in the ceremony. After the flag was raised, all pledged allegiance and Mr. Orlando gave a short history and meaning of the flag, emphasizing how important it was to the mall that is named after our famous patriot, Patrick Henry whose famous line, “Give me Liberty or give me Death” ended the ceremony. He paid tribute to our armed forces, past and present, who make liberty (freedom) possible.