Thursday, May 28, 2009

Park Hills Civic Association Dedicates Presidential Inaugural Flag

At its May 27, 2009 General Meeting, the Park Hills Civic Association received and dedicated an U.S. flag that was flown over the U.S. Capitol on the day of the inauguration of President Barack Obama. The flag was presented as a gift to the Park Hills Civic Association from PHCA President Alan Bowser, who arranged for the flag in cooperation with the offices of U.S. Senator Benjamin Cardin, Democrat of Maryland.

The flag was accompanied by a certification of the Architect of the Capitol, which read:

"This is to certify that the accompanying flag was flown over the United States Capitol on January 20, 2009.

At the request of the Honorable Benjamin L. Cardin, United States Senator, the flag was flown for the Park Hills Civic Association in honor of the Inauguration of Barack Obama as the 44th President of the United States."

At the dedication ceremony, PHCA Secretary Chris Richardson led the Association members present in the Pledge of Allegiance:

"I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands: one Nation under God, indivisible, with Liberty and Justice for all."

The flag will be kept in perpetuity by the Park Hills Civic Association and displayed on patriotic holidays and special events.

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