The High Point Farmers Market, in conjunction with the Alexander Martin Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, on Saturday, June 12, is holding a special Flag Day celebration that will include speeches, a medal ceremony, free flags and a color guard presentation.

The market, which is held at the High Point Public Library, will also, as usual, have plenty of the fresh food it’s known for.  The market runs from 9 a.m. to noon, with the ceremony in honor of Flag Day getting started at about 10 a.m.

The holiday is celebrated each year on June 14 to commemorate the adoption of the American flag.  So, the Farmer’s Market will be a couple of days early, but who wants to celebrate anything on a Monday morning.

At the market, representatives of the Daughters of the American Revolution will hand out free American flags and provide information about their organization. At 10 a.m., Mayor Pro Tem Britt Moore will read a proclamation in honor of Flag Day in the City of High Point.  A color guard from High Point Central High School ROTC will present the colors, followed by a medal and certificate presentation to this year’s outstanding ROTC cadet – Joshua Garcia.

On June 14, 1777, the Second Continental Congress passed a resolution defining the flag, and, in 1916, President Woodrow Wilson marked the anniversary by establishing June 14 as Flag Day.

Located at the High Point Public Library at 901 North Main St., the Farmers Market will take place every Saturday until October 30. The Market features lots of fresh produce, meat, poultry, eggs, fish, plants and, now, handicrafts.

The High Point Farmers Market accepts SNAP benefits and also offers a “Double the Buck”s program.

In High Point, the market is run under the direction of the public library, which is a department of the city of High Point. The official mission of the High Point Farmers Market is “to promote a healthy lifestyle and a sense of community in a family-friendly gathering place.”