The City of Malden will celebrate Flag Day on Tuesday, June 14th at 4 PM at Bell Rock Memorial Park on Main Street. Attendees can look forward to patriotic songs being performed by the Malden High School Choral Arts Society. Featured speaker will be Barry Donovan, Commander of the American Legion Post #69. We will be joined by local leaders and members of the Girl Scouts and the Boy Scouts as we honor the flag. The annual event is being coordinated by Ward 1 City Councillor Peg Crowe and Ward 1 School Committee member Mike Drummey.
Flag Day commemorates the June 14, 1777 adoption of the United States Flag by resolution of the Second Continental Congress. On May 30, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson officially established June 14th as Flag Day and on August 3, 1949, President Truman signed an Act of Congress designating every June 14th as National Flag Day.
In the event of rain, the event will take place at the America Legion Hall located behind Bell Rock Memorial Park at 75 Meridian Street.