Do you know a Vietnam Veteran? Get in touch with the Saratoga-Wilton Elks Lodge so that they can be honored and celebrated this weekend in Saratoga. The always popular 47th Annual Flag Day Parade will be held on June 13th from 12:00 P.M. to 2:00 P.M, and will be honoring Vietnam Era Veterans and remembering the 50th Anniversary of that conflict
Veterans of the Vietnam War are encouraged to gather on North Broadway near the East Avenue intersection to march in the parade with the Elks. This always popular parade steps off from North Broadway and continues to Congress Park.
The Honorary Grand Marshall of this year’s parade is Marine Corps veteran of the Vietnam War, David Wallingford. Wallingford has earned a number of medals and recognitions such as the Bronze Star Medal with Combat “V” and the Purple Heart Medal. He was recently entered into the New York Senate Veterans’ Hall of Fame in 2014.
The Grand Marshal of this year’s parade is “Old Timer of the Year,” Tom Curley who has been deeply involved with the Saratoga Wilton-Elks Lodge for a number of years.