Youth baseball players were among the hundreds of local youngsters who waved American flags marching in Saturday’s 64th annual Quincy Flag Day Parade. Thousands lined the parade route from Quincy Center to Merrymount Parkway for the annual tradition. A dazzling fireworks display capped off the celebration at Pageant Field. Quincy Sun Photos/Robert Bosworth
Youngsters and adults showed their Flag Day spirit dressed in patriotic attire as they watch the Quincy Flag Day Parade Saturday.
Mayor Thomas Koch, chairman of the Quincy Flag Day Parade, and his wife, Christine, greet spectators along the parade route. The mayor’s father, the late Richard J. Koch, established the Quincy Flag Day parade in the 1950s.
Ed Keohane, chairman of the Keohane Funeral Home and longtime civic activist, waves to onlookers from an open convertible during Saturday’s Quincy Flag Day Parade. Keohane received the Richard J. Koch Youth Service Award following the parade.
Miss Massachusetts 2014 – Lauren Kuhn – wishes spectators a Happy Flag Day riding in a Mustang convertible.
Youngsters enjoy the view from atop a British tank, one of the attractions in this year’s Quincy Flag Day Parade.
Following the parade, a large American flag was raised by two Quincy Fire Department ladder trucks. A spectacular fireworks display (photo below) capped off this year’s Flag Day celebration at Pageant Field.