Monday, June 10, 2013

Flag Day celebrated in Derby Sunday

Photo submitted by Markanthony Izzo

Paul Finch, 5, from Cheyenne, Wyo. wearing a cap reading “Never Forget” sits with his cousin, Kathleen Moscato of Derby, at the annual Flag Day ceremony Sunday on the Derby Green.

For years, Elk Lodges across the country have sponsored the annual Flag Day event.
Moscato’s son, Elliott, a Boy Scout, was one of the Flag Bearers. Exalted Ruler from Lodge #571 Jerome Coolidge was Master of Ceremonies and Esteemed Leading Knight Yvonne Bonina gave a history of the flag.  

Derby Mayor Anthony Staffieri and Ansonia Mayor James Della Volpe addressed the crowd.
Honor guards from Shelton’s American Legion Post and Derby’s Police Department were also on hand. 

Attendees were also invited back to Derby’s Lodge #571 for hot dogs and soda.
This post is taken from a press release.

1 comment: said...

always Keep that grand old flag flying

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