Rethinking Flag Day as We Grieve Those Lost

On Sunday, June 14, the City of Somerville will recognize Flag Day as a day of remembrance and reflection to honor those lost to the COVID-19 virus and those who have been victims of systematic racism. The Mayor and City Council ask that everyone take time on this day to personally acknowledge and reflect on the gravity of these events and to mourn the loss of life associated with them. Residents are encouraged to reclaim our nation's flag as a symbol of hope, welcome, comfort, and progress during these trying times. A joint letter from Mayor Joe Curtatone and Councilor Will Mbah regarding the unanimously passed City Council resolution to declare this day of remembrance can be read here