Know Your Flag: History of the American Flag & Flag Day

From Ciancetti/Neefus Photo Collection in Hudson Area Library History Room

Program Description: Commemorate the 241st year since the adoption of the American flag, with presentations about the history and importance of the flag, of Flag Day itself and of our ever popular Hudson Flag Day Parade. There will also be a special American flag cake.

Date/Time: Thursday, June 7 from 6-7:30pm

Suggested Audience: This is a family-friendly event.

There will be a wonderful display of the American flag throughout history provided by the Hudson Elks Lodge 787. Dan Shaughnasey, member and past Exalted Ruler of the Hudson Elk’s Lodge 787, will present how to properly care for, display, and dispose of the flag. Shaughnasey, a Hudson native and U.S. Army veteran, will also teach guests the proper flag folding techniques.

Hudson Flag Day Parade Committee members Skip Kastner and Michael Madison will be sharing information about the history and significance of Flag Day. Dressed in their uniforms, Kastner and Madison will provide insight into one of Hudson’s most popular holidays and beloved parades. Historic Hudson Flag Day parade images will also be displayed. For more information on the Flag Day Parade or to make a donation to the parade visit: http://hudsonflagdayparade.org/

This program is free and open to the public. It will take place in the Hudson Area Library Community Room, which is wheelchair accessible.

For more information email programs@hudsonarealibrary.org, call 518.828.1792 x101, or visit the main desk in the library.

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