A Flag Day celebration took place at the Battery Park monument in downtown Bay City late Friday afternoon.

Bay City Elks Lodge officials say they were happy to see the support from local veterans, area Scout groups and even passers by who stopped at the site near both Wirt Library and the Bay County Building.

The Elks add they’ve held Flag Day ceremonies on June 14th, dating back to around the mid 1880’s, prior to the federal government officially recognizing the day in the early 1900’s.