Flag Day is June 14th of every year and set aside as a day we honor our nation’s flag and our country. The Moland House has a flag ceremony every year on the second Sunday near the 14th.
The 2016 Flag Day ceremony is scheduled to be during our Open House on June 12th at 1:10. The public is invited. Ed Greenawald will lead this part of the program. Boy Scout Troop #172 of Warrington has been enlisted to raise the flag. Afterward, we will then recite the the Pledge of Allegiance. Nancy Crowther will then lead the special program. She will introduce a very special presentation about the remarkable relationship between the Oneida Indian Nation and our own that began during the American Revolution and continues to this day. We will be honored with the presence of members of the Oneida Nation of New York. Nancy will introduce the Oneida members who will make the presentation. Sheri Beglen will begin with a select Oneida song, after which Ron Patterson will discuss the special ties between our two nations during and after the Revolution. Sheri will then be reintroduced to tell us about how Polly Cooper came to Valley Forge, bringing white corn to help feed the starving Army camped there, and also instructing the cooks as to how it was to be prepared. Sheri will then portray the character of Polly Cooper and tell of her life in the 18th Century Oneida Nation. After the presentations, refreshments will be provided in the Moland House, where tours of the house will be conducted until 4:00 pm.
The 2015 Flag Day ceremony was on June 14th at 1:30. The public was invited. Ed Greenawald led the Pledge of Allegiance and raised the flag on our new flag pole. General George Washington, played by Sam Davis led us in singing our National Anthem and You’re a Grand Old Flag. We also welcomed Martha Washington as she joined us at the event. Mike Jesberger then used his expertise to tell us about the military unit flags used during the Revolutionary and Civil wars. It was a super interesting presentation. Tours of the Moland House were conducted after the ceremony.
The 2014 Flag Day ceremony was June 8th at 1:30. Ed Greenawald, George Washington re-enactor, Sam Davis, the amazing William Tennent Chorale, and Chalfont Boy Scouts Troop 133 helped us celebrate.
The 2013 Flag Day ceremony was held on June 9th at 1:30. A Mary Pickersgill reenactor shared with us how she made the flag that inspired The Star Spangled Banner as we commemorated the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812. Scout Troop 5, led by Scoutmaster Hough, raised the flag. The Tamanend Gold and Blue choir led by Ian Sanchez sang a wonderful rendition of our National Anthem.