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242nd Flag Raising

  • City Hall 93 Highland Avenue Somerville, MA, 02143 United States (map)

Gather at City Hall and march to Prospect Hill, where the first American flag was flown! Once at Prospect Hill, learn about the important role our city played in the American Revolution, join in Patriotic songs, and enjoy light refreshments! Tri-corner hats and colonial garb are encouraged.

For more information, including ideas for Colonial period clothing, or for a free, commemorative program, contact Brandon Wilson, Executive Director of the Historic Preservation Commission at (617)625-6600, ext. 2532,, or


  • Procession - 11:30 AM
  • Program - 12:00 PM