Orange County, CA - This Flag Day, Orange County Supervisor Katrina Foley will honor military personnel, firefighters, police officers, medical personnel, and other first responders on the 247th birthday of the United States Army. The celebration is co-hosted by the Exchange Club of Newport Harbor and will take place on Tuesday, June 14, 2022, at 4 p.m. at the historic Old Orange County Courthouse Lawn in Santa Ana. The Field of Flags will be on display beginning Sunday, June 12, 2022 at 9 a.m. through Tuesday, June 14, 2022 at 6 p.m.
“Our County unites to celebrate the Army’s 247th birthday and Flag Day by reminding our community of our pledge of allegiance to the flag of the United States of America which symbolizes liberty and justice for all. And with the colors of the flag representing our strong foundation: red symbolizing hardiness and valor; white signifying purity and innocence; and blue representing vigilance, perseverance and justice, “said Supervisor Katrina Foley. “The flag folding ceremony reflects on the principles that America was founded on, with each of the folds representing a symbol of life, honor of our Veterans and armed forces, recognition of the role and value of women in caring for and shaping our society, and tribute to our great country.”
Distinguished speakers and guests include:
- Julie A. Balten 63rd Commander, Los Angeles District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
- Justice Eileen C. Moore, S. Army Nurse Corps, retired
- Jessica Roberts, Newport Beach Police Dispatcher singing the National Anthem
- Members of Girl Scout Troop 3665
Program & Celebration: Tuesday, June 14, 2022 at 4:00 p.m.
Field of Flags placement: Beginning on Sunday, June 12, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. through Tuesday, June 14, 2022 at 6 p.m. the Field of Flags will honor military personnel, firefighters, police officers, medical personnel, and other first responders.
Location: Old Orange County Courthouse Lawn. 211 W Santa Ana Blvd, Santa Ana, CA. 92701, USA
Parking: Members of the general public may park at the Transit Towers Parking Structure 301 W. 5th Street Santa Ana, CA 92701
R.S.V.P. and dedicate a flag for Supervisor Foley’s Field of Flags: FREE to attend. Call (714) 834-3220 or register online and donate $25 to add a dedication message to one of the 247 flags: http://bit.ly/skffd
Orange County Supervisor Katrina Foley joined the Board of Supervisors in 2021. She serves on the Airport Ad Hoc Committee & Fly Friendly working group, the Sober Living Home Ad Hoc Committee, and boards of the Orange County Transportation Authority, CalOptima, Juvenile Justice Coordinating Council, Law Library, Newport Bay & South Orange County Watershed Management Area Executive Committees & the Santa Ana River Flood Control Protection.