The community is invited to attend the 4th Annual Flag Day Celebration at 6 p.m., Friday, June 14 at Oakhurst Lutheran Church, 39255 Black Road at Crane Valley Road (426). The celebration will include the dedication of the recently completed Veterans' Memorial Monument at the church.
The two-ton monument includes a bronze plaque that says "All Gave Some -- Some Gave All -- Dedicated to the memory of all who proudly served and protected their country."
The plaque also includes the symbols of the five branches of the armed services --- Army, Marine Corp, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard.
The granite monument is engraved with two scripture passages -- Psalm 23: The Lord is my Shepherd.... Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death; I will fear no evil; for Thou art with me -- and Isaiah 40:31: "But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint."
The work on the monument was executed by Meachum's Memorials in Clovis and the granite is from Raymond.
Hailey and Delaney Beyers with their instructor Tim Johnson will provide music for the dedication.
The Flag Day observance will include free American flags for children provided by the Oakhurst Lions Club. Oakhurst Lutheran Men will provide free hot dogs, chips and beverage for all children 12 and under. They will also be doing a fund raiser for Wounded Warriors and will have Tri-Tip sandwiches, chips and beverage for adults for a suggested donation of $6.
"This will be a wonderful community celebration with many from the community's veterans' organization in attendance," said Pastor David Sebastian.