ATHENS — Athens State University’s annual Flag Day Celebration and cookout is scheduled for Friday at 12 p.m. in the Sandridge Student Center Ballroom.

The event honors the United States flag and the nation’s armed forces.

Dr. Lionel Wright, assistant professor of business in Athens State’s College of Business, will be the guest speaker. Music will be provided by the Athens State Community Band and Copeland Road barbershop quartet.

The ceremony is free and open to the public.

marian.accardi@decaturdaily.com or 256-340-2438. Twitter @DD_MAccardi.

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