for another exciting Opening Ceremony!
The Opening Ceremony began promptly at 10:00 AM on Saturday with a rousing salute to our veterans and active duty personnel. A Color Guard accompanied by some of America’s finest marched south on Saginaw Street. At the same time, a procession of flags and military personnel proceeded north to the Statue Plaza in the center of downtown Flint where the two groups converged. A special ceremony honored the men and women of the armed forces for their service and sacrifice to our country. BttB’s honors those who protect and defend the freedoms we hold dear, past and present, those who paid the ultimate sacrifice, and those who continue to answer the call. The program included an Invocation, an inspiring performance of the National Anthem by a special musical guest artist, and two “flyovers” by amazing military aircraft. Karen Weaver, Mayor of the City of Flint, and Cheryl Sclater, Public Relations Manager at ELGA Credit Union, welcomed those in attendance. Commemorative T-shirts were given to our veterans, courtesy of ELGA. Al Hatch, retiring Founder and Board Chairman of Back to the Bricks® provided closing remarks.