New York City Flag Day Parade
The 234th anniversary of the adoption of the American flag by the Continental Congress in 1777 will be observed in Lower Manhattan with a parade on Tuesday, June 14, 2011 Flag Day. Enthusiastic schoolchildren, bands, historic and patriotic groups will participate with American flags of
every shape and size at the New York City Flag Day Parade.
Parade participants will register and line up on the east side of City Hall Park beginning at 11:15 a.m. The Parade will begin at 12 Noon, departing the south end of City Hall Park, proceeding south on Broadway heading towards historic Fraunces Tavern and the Flag Day Ceremony Stand at the corner of Broad and Pearl Streets where there will be ceremonies with songs performed by schoolchildren, proclamations and recitations honoring Old Glory.
Besides participation by children from numerous New York City Public Schools the Parade will also feature color guards from the Marines, Army, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard, contingents from the New York City Fire and Sanitation Departments and many of the City¹s oldest historical and
patriotic societies including the Color Guard from the Sons of the Revolution flying many historic Revolutionary War flags from its collection.
It is New York's opportunity to celebrate the symbol that represents all Americans. For the schoolchildren, who joyfully participate each year, it is a valuable lesson in citizenship. The Sons of the Revolution in the State of New York, Inc. has organized the Parade annually since President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation in 1916 establishing June 14 as Flag Day.
In honor of Flag Day Fraunces Tavern Museum will have reduced admission of just $1 from 12:00 - 5:00.