Laurel Highlands Council

Historic Flag Ceremonies

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Historic Flag Ceremonies

For more than 200 years, the American flag has been the symbol of our nation's strength and unity. It's been a source of pride and inspiration for millions of citizens. And the American Flag has been a prominent icon in our national history.

Laurel Highlands Council has the finest program facility for dramatically portraying “Duty to Country,” and presenting a truly inspirational, educational, and highlighting experience in the life of the members of your unit as they participate in a Historic Flag Ceremony.

With its five stately flag poles towering to 80 feet, Flag Plaza, is an extraordinary sight. Here fly twenty-four hours a day, the 50-star American Flag, the banner of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the crest of the City of Pittsburgh, the ensign of the Boy Scouts of America, and one of the historic forerunners of Old Glory.

We invite your pack, troop or crew to participate in a Historic Flag Ceremony.

During your visit to Flag Plaza you will:

  • Raise one of the 12x18 foot flags
  • Climb the beautiful Eagle Trail Staircase
  • View the original works of flag art depicting one of the forerunners of Old Glory.
  • See the “You Are The Flag” mural created by noted cartoonist, Milton Caniff.
  • Hear the story of our national banner in the “You Are The Flag” video.
  • See 13 original works of art, in addition to the inspiring painting, “One Hundred Years Ago,” from our Nation’s Centennial celebration.
  • Visit the Milton Caniff Gallery containing a collection of his original personal comments in pen and brush, plus July 4, 1976 salutes of great American cartoonists.

UNITS ARE INVITED TO fill out the below form to reGISTER FOR A HISTORIC FLAG CEREMONY.