Nashville events planned to honor Flag Day - WSMV News 4

Nashville events planned to honor Flag Day

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NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

It was 240 years ago that the Second Continental Congress adopted the first version of America's national flag.

The flag had 13 stars for the first 13 states. Now, there's 50.

VetLinx and Operation Stand Down are hosting a Flag Day ceremony at Fort Negley at noon Wednesday.

Event organizers will raise the 35-star replica flag to commemorate the addition of West Virginia to the Union. Several veteran motorcycle clubs will also be in attendance.

The Daughters of the Revolution are hosting another ceremony at the Nashville City Cemetery at 10 a.m.

The event will take place at Capt. William Driver's grave. Driver is the man credited for nicknaming the country's flag "Old Glory" during the Battle for Nashville during the Civil War.

The Sons of the Revolution will be there in colonial uniforms to provide the color guard for the event.

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