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Paterson to Raise Flag in Honor of Puerto Rican Pride 50th Anniversary

By rlsmetro on

Officials in Paterson said on Saturday, August 20, The Honorable Mayor Andre Sayegh and the Paterson City Council will raise the Puerto Rican flag outside Paterson City Hall.

According to city officials, this unique event marks the 50th anniversary of raising the Puerto Rican flag in Paterson.

Leading the ceremony this year will be Councilwoman-at-Large Maritza Davila and 5th Ward Councilman Luis Velez.

Officials said by a resolution passed by the Paterson City Council, the flag raising will kick off Puerto Rican Heritage Week, which will run from August 21 to August 27.

All community members are welcome to attend, celebrate and enjoy the live music.

Mayor Andre Sayegh will also present the Key to the City to Domingo Deniza.

Deniza is the founder of the first Puerto Rican Flag Raising and was the first President of the Puerto Rican Parade and Festival.