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May 24, 2010 (La Mesa) -- On Saturday, June 5th beginning at 9:00 am, downtown La Mesa will dress up in red, white and blue for the 13th Annual La Mesa Flag Day Parade, ”A Salute to Old Glory."

The parade begins at 10:00 a.m. and marches through downtown La Mesa Village.  Spectators will view over 75 entries, including five marching bands led by the Marine Corps Ensemble, which will serve as the 2010 Grand Marshall.


Floats, military vehicles, active and retired war heroes, equestrian units, service clubs and youth groups will celebrate civic pride and our national symbol, along with a 20-foot wide ‘living flag’ carried by community volunteers.

Two patriotic pre-parade concerts will begin the festivities from 9 am – 10 am: La Mesa Middle School band will perform at La Mesa Blvd. and Palm Ave., and East County Youth Symphony will perform at La Mesa Blvd. and Nebo Ave.

Spectators are encouraged to dress in patriotic attire and cheer on the participants in this annual parade. La Mesa welcomes all County residents and their families to share in this free event.
For more information log onto or call the Parade hotline at 619-667-1172.

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