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The 67th Annual Appleton Flag Day Parade will be held on June 10, 2017, and will be a tribute to the U.S. Coast Guard.
• Date: Saturday,
June 10, 2017
2 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
This year’s parade will feature a theme “United We Stand” to celebrate our community, family traditions and respect for Old Glory. The Parade will feature military units and military marching bands from throughout the nation — and will include about 100 total units. Participants include veterans' organizations, scout troops, patriotic floats, decorated vehicles, walking units, along with multiple marching bands.
This year's Flag Day Parade will
use the traditional staging area
and route. For details and a map,
see the Route page.
Parade Grand Marshal
Each year the City of Appleton Flag Day Parade’s Grand Marshal is the American Flag. "Old Glory" rides in the Parade's lead vehicle to kickoff the oldest Flag Day Parade in the nation.
In 1949 the Appleton Elks Club made the decision to honor the U.S. Flag with a community parade. The Elks, many of whom were WWII veterans, wanted each citizen to be proud to live in the United States of America and to appreciate their freedom. That same year, an Act of Congress signed by President Truman officially recognized June 14th as National Flag Day. The first Flag Day Parade in Appleton was held in 1950.
Honorary Parade Marshal
The Honorary Parade Marshal
will be a high-ranking U.S.
Coast Guard officer.
Before The Parade Begins...
Free U.S. flags will be handed out along the Parade route about one hour before the Parade begins. This project is a cooperative effort of the following organizations.
WFRV‑TV Local 5 will videotape the Parade for rebroadcast.
Photos of the Appleton Flag Day Parade are courtesy of Bill Siebers and Jeff Lindsay
©2017 Flag Day Parade Committee