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On June 14, 1917 during World War One  the citizens of White Pine County erected a flag pole on the crest of a hill directly west of Ely lined up with Aultman Street.   3,000 White Pine residents attended the 1917 Flag Day Ceremonies.  The June 10, 1917 White Pine News edition beckoned residents to attend: “This is not a local matter and every true lover of mankind within the reach of this summons is called upon to do his or her “bit” to make the hearts of both old and young beat faster at the sight of Old Glory.” 98 years later, the City of Ely will re-dedicated this flag pole in honor of our Nation’s Flag.  On Flag Day, this Sunday, June 14, 2015 the Mayor of Ely will conduct a Flag Ceremony to display our unwavering National pride with the raising of “Old Glory” for all citizens and visitors to see from our historic downtown.  Join us for this historic re-dedication ceremony, free hot dogs, and kid’s activities to reflect and embrace our patriotism in our great Nation and “Old Glory.” Ceremonies will commence at noon on Sunday, June 14 downtown at 3rd Street West and Aultman Street.Flag pole