Massing Of The Colors Highlights Flag Day June 13

SANTA FE — New Mexico Department of Veterans’ Services (NMDVS) Secretary Jack Fox is scheduled to take part in the 2015 Flag Day/20th Annual Massing of the Colors ceremony, 9:30 a.m., Saturday, June 13 at the Santa Fe Veterans’ Memorial, at the northwest corner of the Bataan Memorial Building at the intersection of West DeVargas and Galisteo Streets.

The public is invited to attend the festivities, presented by the Santa Fe Chapter of the Military Order of World Wars (MOWW). A free concert at 9 a.m. by the Santa Fe Concert Band will precede the ceremonies.

Joining Secretary Fox will be MOWW National President CINC Capt. John Hayes (USAF-Retired), who will deliver the Keynote Address. In addition to the Santa Fe Concert Band, music will also be provided by the Valley of Santa Fe Scottish Rite Order of the Thistle Pipes and Drum Corps, and guest soloist Frances Fernandes.
The highlight of the ceremony will be the colorful Massing of the Colorsfeaturing veterans’ organizations and other community groups parading toward the monument bearing the flags of their organizations, the United States, and New Mexico.
For more information or to become a part of this always-colorful ceremony, contact Bob Mallin at

Flag Day is officially observed June 14. Though not an official national holiday, it commemorates the adoption of the Flag of the United States on this day in 1777 by Resolution of the Second Continental Congress. President Woodrow Wilson issued a Proclamation in 1916 asking that June 14 be set aside as Flag Day. In August of 1949, a National Flag Day was officially established by Congress.
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