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D.C. Fireboat John Glenn Jr. demonstrates a water cannon salute along the Potomac River as part of the 133rd annual flag raising at the Old Dominion Boat Club.

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'Fair Winds and Following Seas'

Old Dominion Boat Club holds 133rd flag raising.

Dreary skies and weekend rains cleared as members, dignitaries and guests of the Old Dominion Boat Club gathered at the foot of King Street May 19 for the 133rd annual flag raising ceremony. “These flags symbolize the unity between the city, the state, the United States and the Old Dominion Boat Club,” said Mayor Bill Euille prior to the yearly tradition of hoisting new flags to kick off the official start of a safe boating season. “This ceremony is a tradition that has been passed down for 133 years to the young people of our community.”

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