Saratoga-Wilton Elks Lodge #161's 2021 Flag Day Parade Commemorating 9/11
Due to concerns that COVID-related restrictions limiting the size of social gatherings may still be in effect on Saturday, June 12, 2021, the scheduled date of its Flag Day Parade, Saratoga-Wilton Elks Lodge No. 161 has announced the postponement of its 53rd Flag Day Parade until September 11, 2021, at which time it will commemorate the 20th Anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy. Parade participants will march down Broadway in the City of Saratoga Springs starting at noon.
This year’s parade theme will be “Honoring Our First Responders”. The Elks plan to honor not only our brave local first responders who went to New York City to assist with search and rescue efforts after the Twin Towers fell, but also our community’s first responders who have been at the forefront of the local response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including medical personnel, public health officials, law enforcement members, and emergency services personnel.
The Elks are pleased to announce that the Avant Garde Drum and Bugle Corps will again reunite and be a key participant in this year’s parade.
Begins on North Broadway and ends at Congress Park.
Photography: Deborah McCabe Gerber