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.
Like last year the parade will end in front of the Elks Lodge, where the grand marshal’s reviewing stand will be located.
“This is a Framingham tradition as well as Elks tradition nationwide and we embrace the opportunity to share it with our community,” said Jerry Blanchette, Flag Day Chair.
Starting at 1 p.m., the lodge will be open to the general public.
There is going to be a live DJ playing music, free face painting, drug awareness giveaways and food and beverages.
Parking on-premises will be for members only.
“Everybody is welcome to be part of the Celebration” said Blanchette.