September 4, 2010

Atlanta Motor Speedway to honor the Families of Georgia's Fallen Warriors

Atlanta Motor Speedway and NASCAR will honor Georgia's Fallen by having members of their families unfurl a 50 x 80 foot American Flag during a song which is a special rendition of the Pledge of Allegiance. ESPN is covering the race starting at 1900 hours EDT but no guarantee what part of the pre-race ceremonies they will cover, including the scheduled 1915 hours American Flag unfurling. Hopefully they will, at least some of it.

Atlanta Motor Speedway is providing tours and other events for those family members participating in the flag unfurling, including really good seats for the race. To my knowledge, no other track has actually done this, but if anyone knows of one that has, please let me know so I can stand corrected.

Robert Stokely
proud dad SGT Mike Stokely
KIA 16 AUG 05 near Yusufiyah Iraq
Home of Record - Sharpsburg and Loganville GA

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