Veterans Committee Honors Traditions at 2024 Flag Day Ceremony

The UAW Local 598 Veterans Committee celebrated Flag Day during a ceremony held at the Ruben Burks Union Hall on Friday, June 14th, 2024. 

The national holiday Flag Day commemorates the adoption of the United States flag on June 14th, 1977. This year the holiday fell on a beautiful Friday, during which the Veterans Committee held a traditional ceremony as a crowd of spectators including various union brothers and sisters looked on.

Veterans Committee Chair David Garcia led the proceedings, as other members of the committee lowered, then folded the flag in the traditional 13-fold style as Garcia explained the meaning behind each fold. The folded flag was then presented to Local 598 President Stephanie Riley, as was a 598 challenge coin thanking her for her support of the Veterans Committee.

The ceremony came to a close as a new flag was raised and saluted by those in attendance while the Star Spangled Banner played. As the proceedings ended, attendees were thanked for being there and presented with a flag pin.