FRAMINGHAM – Honoring the flag is a tradition that Elks Lodges have maintain since an Act of Congress established National Flag Day in 1949.
The Framingham Lodge has held a Flag ceremony for the past two decades. Boys Scouts, Girls Scouts, local politicians and the Fire Department have participated in past events.
This year, the City of Framingham’s Flag Day parade will end in front of the Elks Lodge, where the Grand Marshals reviewing stand will be located.
“As we have been an integral part of past parades, we saw the opportunity to celebrate the comeback of this important event by hosting a community get together in our own backyard” said Laura Medrano, Elks Exalter Ruler.
Starting at 1 p.m. the Elks Lodge will be open to the general public. There will be a DJ playing live music, free face painting, drug awareness giveaways and food and
beverages for sale at reasonable prices.
Parking on-premises will be for members only.
“We are celebrating our new City and embracing One Framingham” said Medrano.
The lodge is located at 450 Union Avenue.
All residents are welcome to attend.