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Flag raising ceremony tradition kept in Teller County

Posted at 4:47 PM, Jul 04, 2020

WOODLAND PARK — Old Glory could be seen flying high and proud at Memorial Park in Teller County, Saturday afternoon.

The city of Woodland Park usually celebrates our nation's birth, with a festival. Mayor Val Carr says it was an event full of food, vendors, games, and fun for the whole family, but this year because of the pandemic the town decided to keep one important tradition--the annual flag raising ceremony.

"We really wanted to make sure we keep that ceremony and honor our veterans and patriots," Carr said.

Doloretta Barber was among the residents who attended the ceremony.

"I was born in Ireland and i am now a naturalized American, and I feel that this country gave me my living and gave me my family and I should support it," Barber said.

The flag raising ceremony was put on by the American Legion.

After the flag was raised, families gathered by the lake to enjoy the gorgeous view and the weather.

"We have the best view of Pikes Peak right over there by far," Carr said. Of course we would never advertise that because we don't need everyone to look at. No, I'm just kidding!"