Athens State University’s Annual Flag Day Ceremony and Cookout was held on Wednesday, June 14, 2017. Brimming with guests, the Sandridge Student Center Ballroom housed this year’s patriotic event. Eddie Hicks, Director of Morgan County EMA, was the guest speaker. Hicks graduated from Athens State University in 2000 with a B.S. in Public Safety Administration and has been a county Emergency Manager for 38 years.
The Athens State Community Band treated guests to music before and during the ceremony. Barbershop quartet Copeland Road sang the Star Spangled Banner after Boy Scout Troop #240 proudly posted the colors. The Athens State University Alumni Association hosted the event.