Celebration of America!

Thank you to everyone who participated in our Celebration of America Event!
We are happy to announce that we raised $2,453.00 for Fort Mifflin on the Delaware!

Oregon Dairy and The Manheim Township Police Department Invite You to
Join us for a day of
Celebrating America!
Saturday, September 3, 2022
1:00pm – 8:00pm

United States Flag Retirement Service & Ceremony
Starts at 7:00pm

Due to unforseen circumstances, the Helicopter Rides are grounded and will be not be available today.  Upon routine inspection before the flight, they discovered a cracked cylinder so the Helicopter is grounded.  We will still have a candy event for the kids at 5:15pm.  We hope to offer rides again at a future event. 

When the United States flag becomes worn, torn, faded or soiled, it should be replaced with a new flag. But what do you do with the old one? The answer is not to simply throw it away, but to “retire” it in a dignified way.
To help with that, two Manheim Township Police Officers recently took it upon themselves to build a box for tattered flags.
Officers Lucas Starsinic and Mark Shivers placed the box outside of Oregon Dairy. Since the placement of the Tattered US Flag Box, the department has collected over 1,800 United States Flags and
that has led
to the creation of this Amazing Event…


Patriotic Order Sons of America
Navy Club U.S.A. Ship 166 Lancaster County, PA

Indiantown Gap National Cemetery
Vet 21 Salute Honor Guard
The Roses of No-Man’s Land
Pennsylvania Dutch County, BSA – Troop 84
Strasburg Troop 56, Marine Corp League Detachment #294
Lititz Springs VFW Post 1463, Catholic War Veterans Post 1306
Building Bridges Foundation at Anderson Farm
Daughters of the American Revolution – Donegal-Witness Tree Chapter  PSSDAR
US Army Recruiting Office – Lancaster
Cub Scouts Pack 862, Union Invalid Corps
Civil War Exhibit & Boys of the Civil War Display
General Washington’s Life Guards (Revolutionary War Soldiers)
United States Marine Corp & Capital Area Young Marines
M&T Bank Veteran’s Program
Fort Mifflin on the Delaware,
Girl Scouts Service Unit 704
Alpha Pack Veteran K9s Unleashed
Military Reenactors, WWII Jeeps and Tanks
Magi Merchantile, American Legion
Army National Guard – featuring their military vehicle and Rock Wall,
Air Force, Author Bruse Mowday
Marine Corp League Detachment #294
American Legion Post 34
Catholic War Veterans Post 1306
“Jack the Cooper” and Contemporary Long Rifle Builder
1863 Napoleon Civil War Cannon Demonstrations
Works of Heart Broom Maker
Veterans Making A Difference

Other Activities:
Face Painting from 1pm – 6pm
Kids’ “Patriot Walk” for ages 12 and under from 1pm – 6pm – Prizes Awarded!
Lancaster Barnstormer’s Mascot, Cylo, will be making an appearance from 2pm – 3pm!
Apple Pie Eating Contest sponsored by Achenbach’s Bakery at 3:30pm
To Sign up for the Apple Pie Eating Contest – send email to: Coacontest@gmail.com
Candy Scramble for Kids ages 12 and under at 5pm
Patriotic Music provided by The Ringgold Band from 5pm – 7pm
Food Trucks:
Holy Smoked Meat Truck, Dutch Soft Pretzels,
Penny’s Ice Cream,and Kountry Korner Drive-In


Ceremony of Final Tribute Starting at 7:00pm
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.

Helicopter Rides by Abella Aviation – Cancelled due to cracked cylinder.


If you would like to just attend the Flag Retirement Ceremony at 7pm – the admission is FREE
but you still need a ticket for admission.  Scroll to the bottom of our ticketing page to reserve your ticket.Crane

Donations & Sponsorships will benefit Fort Mifflin on the Delaware.

“Your donation or sponsorship of Celebration of America supports programs and projects at National Historic Landmark Fort Mifflin, site of the greatest bombardment of the American Revolution and veteran of three centuries of service to our country. As we approach the milestone anniversary years of 2025 (founding of our armed forces) and 2026 (signing of the Declaration of Independence) we are working tirelessly to improve the visitor experience. Priority initiatives in this regard include repair and replacement of building roofs, masonry and carpentry repairs, creation of educational programs and material specifically focused on our nation’s earliest years and more. Your support has the potential to impact countless visitors over the coming years through preservation of the original historic fabric of the Fort, and engaging programming supporting the site’s compelling story of perseverance and ingenuity over three centuries.
Visit our website at FortMifflin.us to learn more.”

In gratitude and service, Elizabeth Beatty, Executive Director, 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.

Thank You To The Following Sponsors:

Daniel Burton State Farm Insurance Agency

Thank You To the Following Exhibitors: