The City of Malden will celebrate Flag Day on Monday, June 14th at 5 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 U.S. Marine Corps Veteran Deb Olson, Commander of the Disabled American Veterans of Massachusetts. Malden Boy Scout Troop 603 will perform a Flag Folding Ceremony and the Malden Girl Scouts will read a poem. 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.
The Ceremony will take place rain or shine.