Hagerstown Mayor Robert E. Bruchey II spoke briefly during Friday's ceremony.
Boy Scout Troop 2 participated, and will participate in other flag ceremonies this summer because it's good for the community and good for the nation, Scoutmaster Bob Mumma said.
Michael Smith, 14, and Quinn Hoover, 14, said preparing for flag ceremonies has taught them how to hold the flag and the order in which flags appear.
The Scouts presented the American flag, as well as the state flag of Maryland, Prisoner of War flag, Hagerstown flag and Washington County flag, Mumma said.
"It respects our country," Michael said. "It's a good thing to do."
Abigail Nigh, 9, granddaughter of former Hagerstown City Councilwoman Penny Nigh, performed "God Bless America" during the ceremony.
Abigail's grandfather, Bob Nigh, is a U.S. Army veteran, he said. His father also was a veteran.
"He was adamant about the country, the flag," Bob Nigh said. He was happy to see Abigail perform for the second year.
"It's very patriotic," he said.
Colleen Smith of Hagerstown was glad her son, Michael, was participating with the Boy Scouts.
"I think it's important to show your patriotism, support our country," she said.
Shinbur explained the need for a day dedicated to honoring the flag.
"Simply put, the flag represents us," Shinbur said. "We owe it to our children, born and yet to be born, to continue to fly it high and proud ... It represents all that is best about our country."
Friday's ceremony will be broadcast today at noon, 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Antietam Cable Channel 6.