Courthouse displays large flag for 4th of July

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Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson has ordered a 60 x 30 foot American flag draped on the façade of the west wing of the Oakland County Circuit Court building in honor of Independence Day. The flag is visible now and will remain up until Tuesday, July 5.

"The U.S. flag on our courthouse is a symbol of the principles on which our country was founded. It's also a visible reminder to be inspired by those principles as our country celebrates its 240th birthday," Patterson said.

Individuals may view the flag from northbound Telegraph Road. Those who wish to get a closer look are welcome to park in one of the open lots near the Oakland County Circuit Court building located at 1200 N. Telegraph Road in Pontiac. Those who do should be aware of the ongoing construction outside of the building.

In addition, Patterson declared Sept. 11-17 Patriot Week in Oakland County. Circuit Court Judge Michael Warren founded Patriot Week to renew "America's spirit by celebrating the First Principles, Founding Fathers and other Patriots, vital documents and speeches, and flags that make America the greatest nation in world history." Patriot week is anchored by the key dates of Sept. 11 and Sept. 17 or Constitution Day, the anniversary of the signing of the Constitution by the founders. For additional information, go to PatriotWeek.org.

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