A huge American flag will provide the backdrop Friday for Highland Health Clinic’s announcement of a new program for women who served in the military.

The Flag Day ceremony commemorating the 244th birthday of the Army will be held at 1 p.m. Friday on Edgehill Drive at the top of the Johnstown Inclined Plane. At least 100 volunteers are needed to hold the 60-by-30-foot flag, Highlands Health Executive Director Rosalie Danchanko said in a press release.

The ceremony will feature Highlands Health Clinic and the 458th Engineering Battalion, Army Reserves. The two organizations have been working together to provide more health care services in the Greater Johnstown community.

“Our battalion has set a national precedent in homeland service,” said Sgt. Raynor Cox, community service soldier coordinator. “It is a privilege and valuable learning opportunity to serve beside Highlands Health Clinic.”

The Female Veterans’ Initiative being announced Friday targets those who lack access to important health services. It is funded, in part, by Highmark Foundation.