Respecting ‘Old Glory’ throughout the year

While the nation sets aside June 14 to celebrate Flag Day, a local group of U.S. Marine Corps veterans wants to honor local residents and business owners who respect Old Glory every day of the year. The Marine Forever Detachment No. 1440 has established the American Patriot Award to do just that. The group, which meets in Land O’ Lakes, recognizes that it takes time and care to properly … [Read more...]

Shops at Wiregrass debuts flagpole on Flag Day

Initially billed as a celebration to unveil a new 40-foot flagpole at The Shops at Wiregrass, the event took on a more somber tone in light of the mass shootings in Orlando. At the beginning of the Flag Day ceremony, Greg Lenners, the general manager for The Shops at Wiregrass, asked for a moment of silence. That moment lasted 49 seconds. Each second symbolized the loss of a life on … [Read more...]