Flag Day Celebration: “Honoring the Legacy of Sacrifice” at the Mormon Battalion Historic Site

On June 15 Old Town San Diego will come alive with the patriotic spirit of Flag Day as the Mormon Battalion Historic Site hosts the celebration “Honoring the Legacy of Sacrifice.” This event, free and open to the public, promises to be a memorable occasion dedicated to honoring the sacrifices made by those who have served our nation. The highlight of the evening will be a stirring performance by the Marine Band San Diego.

The Mormon Battalion Historic Site, known for its rich history and cultural significance, provides a fitting backdrop for this event. The site commemorates the Mormon Battalion, a group of 500 Latter-day Saints who enlisted to serve in the U.S. Army during the Mexican-American War, exemplifying patriotism and service.

The Flag Day Celebration aims to bring the community together in a shared appreciation of the freedoms and values represented by the American flag. The Marine Band San Diego, renowned for their exceptional musical talent and dedication, will perform a selection of patriotic music, ensuring an inspiring and emotional experience for all attendees.

The event, starting at 5:00pm, will feature a series of activities and ceremonies designed to engage and educate the audience about the significance of Flag Day and the history of the Mormon Battalion. 

Visitors can expect:

  • Patriotic Musical Performance: The Marine Band San Diego will deliver a powerful and evocative performance, playing classic patriotic songs that evoke a sense of national pride and remembrance.
  • Flag Ceremony: A ceremonial raising of the flag will be conducted, symbolizing the unity and resilience of the American people.

The Mormon Battalion Historic Site, with its educational exhibits and reenactments, offers a unique opportunity to learn about this important chapter in American history. Attendees are encouraged to explore the site and participate in the interactive displays before and after the main event.

This Flag Day Celebration is a family-friendly event, and all members of the community are invited to join in the festivities. Bring your family, friends, and neighbors to honor the legacy of sacrifice and celebrate the enduring spirit of America.

Mark your calendars for June 15, 2024, at 5:00 PM, and come to the Mormon Battalion Historic Site in Old Town San Diego. Together, we will pay tribute to the brave men and women who have served and continue to serve our great nation.

Hours – June 15, 2024, 5:00pm

Phone – (619) 298-3317

Address – 2510 Juan St, San Diego, CA 92110

Website www.churchofjesuschrist.org/learn/locations/mormon-battalion-historic-site-at-san-diego