SALEM — The Derry Salem Elks celebrated Flag Day last week with a flag retirement ceremony and a presentation by Nevin Parker on the history of the American flag.
During this presentation, each flag was displayed by the color guard, Boy Scouts from Troop 263 in Windham, four candidate for membership into the Elks and the Salem High School JROTC color guard. Kristen Olsen followed with a presentation of “Teach Children the Flag” by Edgar Guert.
The Past Exalted Association presented the following scholarships: the Joseph Wagenback PER Scholarship to Ashley Hugh and Jeffrey LaRosa and the Eugene Lessard PER Scholarship to Kaitlyn Heffernan, Megan Haworth and Nicole Jean Olson.
The JROTC then raised a new flag in front of the building to complete the celebrations.