Stars & Stripes Shined at Sunnyside March

Local residents and civic activists proudly waved Old Glory down Greenpoint Avenue in Sunnyside during the neighborhood’s annual Flag Day Parade last Saturday, June 14. Sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Sunnyside and Woodside, the march paid tribute to the red, white and blue on the holiday celebrating the Continental Congress’ approval of the flag’s design in 1777. Area veterans and scout troops were among those who participated. Grand marshal Rachel Thieme of the Sunnyside Shines Business Improvement District (BID) led the way. She is pictured in the bottom left photo (at left) along with (from left to right) City Council Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer, Assemblywoman Catherine Nolan and Community Board 2 Chairperson Joseph Conley.

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