June 14, 2018
Flag Day Program at the Andrew Johnson National Historic Site
Upon the death of President Andrew Johnson in 1875, among his final wishes was that his body be wrapped in one of the most sacred of our national symbols, the U.S. Flag. In keeping with this deep reverence of our flag, the Andrew Johnson National Historic Site will present a Flag Day Program and Retirement at 6:00 pm on the evening of Thursday, June 14. The program will be presented at the Andrew Johnson National Cemetery, 121 Monument Avenue in Greeneville.
Visitors are invited to explore and discover more about the origins, history, and etiquette of the U.S. Flag in addition to taking part in a flag retirement ceremony. The U.S. Flag Code states, “When a flag is worn beyond repair, it shall be retired in a dignified manner, the preferred method is by burning.” The retirement ceremony will fulfill this requirement.
The Andrew Johnson National Historic Site encourages visitors of all ages, especially Scouts and other youth organizations from the community to attend this program.
For more information, please contact the Andrew Johnson National Historic Site Visitor Center at (423) 638-3551.