Saturday, June 8, 2019

Flag Day 2019 is Friday, June 14th. Everyone is invited to Lake Worth Beach to honor American flag.

The City’s American flag flying full mast in
Bryant Park for Flag Day 2018.

Flag Day is celebrated at the Bryant Park Bandshell each year attended by dignitaries and a huge crowd. There is plenty of free parking nearby and the program begins at 6:00.

Here is an excerpt from a 2016 article in The Lake Worth Herald about Flag Day:

     In 2008, then Mayor Rene Varela invited the Flag Day ceremony back home to Lake Worth, where it has been magnificently celebrated and greatly revered annually ever since. The ceremony this year was hosted by Scottish Rite General Secretary, Mike Cribbit who said he was pleased to see more people than ever in attendance.
     The brief but moving ceremony in recent years has included hailing the names of our sons and fathers who attended Lake Worth High School since the school began in 1922, and who have given their lives in service to our Country. Another treasured part of the ceremony is the recitation of “What the Pledge Means to Me,” written and originally performed by the late Richard “Red” Skelton [see video below], a 33 degree Mason in the Scottish Rite Fraternity.