Sunnyside celebrates Flag Day with annual march

Students from PS 199 participate in the procession.  Eagle  photos by Walter Karling.

Students from PS 199 participate in the procession. Eagle photos by Walter Karling.

By Walter Karling

Special to the Eagle

Sunnyside’s Kiwanis Club celebrated Flag Day Saturday with an annual march along Greenpoint Avenue, which concluded at Veterans Memorial Square.

Hank Baker, the Governor of the Kiwanis New York State District, served as parade grand marshal and led the procession to the ceremony at Memorial Square in Sabba Park.

Several local elected officials, including Assemblymembers Cathy Nolan and Brian Barnwell and State Sen. Michael Gianaris, attended the event, along with scores of schoolchildren and patriotic Queens residents.

From left: Assemblymember Brian Barnwell; Bonnie Baker; award recipient and parade Grand Marshal Hank Beker, the Governor of the Kiwanis New York State District; Assemblymember Cathy Nolan; Anthony Pappas,the Lieutenant Governor of the Queens West Division; State Sen. Michael Gianaris and Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer.

From left: Assemblymember Brian Barnwell; Bonnie Baker; award recipient and parade Grand Marshal Hank Beker, the Governor of the Kiwanis New York State District; Assemblymember Cathy Nolan; Anthony Pappas,the Lieutenant Governor of the Queens West Division; State Sen. Michael Gianaris and Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer.

The choruses from PS 199 and IS 125 perform"God Bless America" and "This Land is Your Land.”

The choruses from PS 199 and IS 125 perform"God Bless America" and "This Land is Your Land.”