Sumner is helping America and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Star-Spangled Banner, the flag that inspired our National Anthem. Sumner will be an official location to join in the nation-wide singing of the anthem at the same time on Flag Day, Saturday, June 14.
To participate, come to Sumner around noon to check-in at Heritage Park and enjoy the celebration. At 1 pm, we’ll gather in Heritage Park, located right off Main Street in historic Downtown Sumner, to all sing the National Anthem. We’re looking for choirs and people of all ages and abilities to join in. The key here is enthusiasm, not talent. If large groups such as church choirs, scout groups, or theater companies, plan to attend, please let the City of Sumner know by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org so that the City can estimate space ahead of time.
We’ll be recording the historic singing thanks to Pierce County TV and sending the video and photos on to the Smithsonian to add to the collection documenting this historic event. If you’ve never been to Sumner before, this is a great time to visit. Afterward, stroll through the Americana and charm of Downtown Sumner and enjoy a slice of rhubarb pie.
If you want to receive updates about the national event and more information about the Star-Spangled Banner, register your email with the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. Click here for more information
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