The City of Malden will celebrate Flag Day on Wednesday, June 14, at 5 p.m. 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. The featured speaker will be Leonard Iovino, who is a former Ward 4 School Committee Member, former Malden principal and educator. The City of Malden will be joined by local leaders and members of the Girl Scouts and the Boy Scouts to honor the flag. The annual event is being coordinated by Ward 1 Councillor Peg Crowe and Ward 1 School Committee Member Michael 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 14 as Flag Day, and on August 3, 1949, President Harry Truman signed an Act of Congress designating every June 14 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 St.