We have been invited by the Town Of Portland to participate in the 175th Anniversary Celebration Parade on Saturday Sept 10th. We will be standing a Flag Line and also a Flag bike escort for the parade. This event will have 2 staging areas. Both stages will be at 0800 hrs (8am).
Stage #1 FOR FULL FLAGGED BIKES 0800 hrs Flagged Bikes will stage at the corner of Victoria Rd and Main St across from the Portland Fire House. We will be the First unit in the parade. We will be Escorting the Color Guard. Upon arrival at the reviewing area, flagged bikes will break off and park in the Brownstone Intermediate School parking lot. The parade will be held for us to make this transition. Those on bikes will obtain flags at the school and join the flag line that will be in place. Please try to be as quick as possible to join the line.
STAGE #2 FOR ALL OTHERS 0800 hrs All other members wishing to stand the flag line are asked to park at the Brownstone Intermediate School 314 Main St, Portland CT 06480. The parade is expected to take approx 2hrs from the start time of 0900 hrs (9am). Members may step off the line if necessary as the parade passes.
We have been invited by the Portland Fire Department to join them for a barbecue lunch at the Portland Co 2 Picnic Grounds 84 Indian Hill Av Portland, CT 06480 following the parade for anyone who wishes to attend.
ASC Skip Petras will be RCIC and flags and water will be on site.
God Bless America, Our Troops and our First Responders.