Flag Day Parade to be scaled way back
Hudson’s 2014 Flag Day Parade will not be recognizable as the gigantic event it has been in recent years. The Flag Day Committee, meeting at the Hudson Elks Lodge Wednesday afternoon, decided they had neither the necessary funds nor the time remaining to put on the customary parade, with numerous bands and fire companies.
The Elks are required to have some kind of a parade on Flag Day, so a small parade will take place. Gone, most likely, will be the popular bands, like the Hawthorne Caballeros and the New York Skyliners Alumni, the fireworks, the military bands and the military flyovers.
The day is still likely to include a festival at the waterfront, since vendors are not paid, but pay to participate.
The committee will meet again to begin planning the reduced parade 5 p.m. Nov. 13.
On Flag Day, the Elks service will take place at 11 a.m. at the waterfront; the parade will probably step off at 2 p.m. from Seventh Street Park, she said.
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