Flag Day celebrates 249th birthday of the Army

The inaugural Flag Day to honor the 249th birthday of the Army was hosted by Mayor Will O’Neill at the Newport Beach Civic Center on Friday, June 14.

The Exchange Club of Newport Beach, American Legion Post 291 and Sea Scout Troop 711 all participated.

The National Anthem was performed by NB Harbor High graduate Keira Wilkes. Assemblywoman Diane Dixon and State Senator Janet Nguyen both spoke on their personal history with the Army.

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Photos courtesy of Newport Beach Mayor Will O’Neill

Newport Beach Mayor Will O’Neill with his wife Jen and their children, Sean and Aubrey

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Attendees gather with Mayor Will O’Neill’s family on the Civic Center lawn during the inaugural Flag Day. Among the dignitaries were State Assemblywoman Diane Dixon, State Senator Janet Nguyen and City Councilmember Robyn Grant.

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The National Anthem was performed by Newport Harbor High School graduate Keira Wilkes


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