Join us for a day of
“Celebrating America” and Stay for the
United States Flag Retirement Service & Ceremony
Saturday, September 3, 2022
1:00pm – 8:00pm
Military Exhibits from the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines
Fort Mifflin Exhibit
Lancaster County History Museum
Landis Valley Museum
Patriotic Order Sons of America
M&T Bank Veteran’s Program
WWII Jeep on Display
Food, Games, Rides, Sunflower Patch, Corn Maze and more!
Net Proceeds Benefit Fort Mifflin on the Delaware.
Fort Mifflin, originally called Fort Island Battery and also known as Mud Island Fort, was commissioned in 1771
and sits on Mud Island (or Deep Water Island) on the Delaware River below Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
near Philadelphia International Airport.
During the American Revolutionary War, the British Army bombarded and captured the fort as part of their conquest
of Philadelphia in autumn 1777. The United States Army began to rebuild the fort in 1794 and
continued to garrison and build on the site through the 19th century. It housed prisoners during the American Civil War.
The army decommissioned Fort Mifflin in 1962 and returned it to the City of Philadelphia.
Historic preservationists have restored the fort.
Ceremony of Final Tribute
Starting at 6:30pm
Bring your chairs and blankets and if you have a worn, torn, or tattered United States Flag that you would like to properly retire,
please bring it along and we will retire it with the dignity and respect it deserves.
Participants of the Manheim Township Marching Band providing Patriotic Music
More details to come! Tickets will go on sale soon!