It might be a surprise to most people, that folding the flag is not like folding your clothes or other items. There is a right way and a wrong way. Plus, there are official symbols that represent each fold. [insert]
On Wednesday, August 16, 2017, Compass Community Health Center held a ceremony to celebrate National Health Center Week by the raising of their flag. What a great way to celebrate National Health care week by dedicating and raising the American Flag.
Gina Collinsworth, Chief Public Relations Officer for Compass Community Health Center, greeted guests as they we entering the ceremony, including guest from the Scioto County Commissioners.
Former Mayor of Portsmouth, David Malone said a beginning prayer, where he mentioned being thankful for a way for the community to come together to celebrate National Health Care Week.
During the ceremony, the American Legion Post 23 demonstrated the correct folding of the flag and followed by reminding the audience that, after the flag is completely folded and tucked in, it has the appearance of a cocked hat, ever reminding us of the soldiers who served under Gen. George Washington, as well as the sailors and Marines who served under Capt. John Paul Jones and were followed by their comrades and shipmates in the U.S. Armed Forces, preserving for us the rights, privileges and freedoms we enjoy today.
American Legion Post 23 then proceeded to place the flag on the pole and raise it. During the raising of the flag, Lori Davis beautifully sang, “The Star Spangled Banner.”
The following poem was then read by Post 23:
A SALUTE TO OUR SOLDIERS
Author: Trish Z
I see you standing among them all Standing so strong, proud and tall the world looks at you, but does not see
Everything you sacrifice to keep us free I’m here to say, to let you know that you are loved, even if it doesn’t show
You fight for our hopes, dreams, and liberty, you fight for our freedom…… A hero to be
We want you to know, you’re never alone for we are waiting, for you to come home
But the hardest thing for a person to be is you.. A SOLDIER, fighting to keep us free.
At the end of the ceremony, the guest were invited to tour the center and join in refreshments.
Compass Community Health Care Center is a Federally Qualified Health Care Center (FQHC). Under the Public Health Service Act, FQHCs provide core primary and preventive health care services to everyone in the community, as well as underserved populations.
In addition to primary health care, Compass also offers in house pharmacy services and consultation, connection to community agencies and programs through Outreach and Enrollment services, help with transportation to the office and any other related doctor appointments; as well as on-site specialized services for behavioral health and pediatric occupational therapy services.
Compass Community Health Care Center, which is located at 1634 11th Street, US Highway 52E, Portsmouth, Ohio, is open to all in the community and is always welcoming new patients.
For more information, call (740) 355-7102.
Reach: Kimberly Jenkinsat 740-252-3101 ext. 1928