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Peoria event celebrates Flag Day

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A ceremony was held in Peoria to honor Flag Day.

The event took place Thursday evening at Constitution Garden on Morton Avenue. In addition to patriotic music and a 21 gun salute, the program brought together people of all ages. The event honors Flag Day, a time set aside to celebrate and appreciate our flag. And while it might be a lesser known holiday, it stands for a symbol that carries great weight for those who've served.

"Our own country, we've gone through quite a lot to have the flag we have today, and a lot of people have lost their lives upholding it," explains veteran Bill Davies.

At the end of the ceremony, people were also invited to bring old flags that are tattered or in need of being retired. Those flags were then properly disposed of by being "honorably committed to the flames."

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