More than 150 flags were mounted today on light poles throughout the city. The rest will go up over the next six weeks.
The idea for the flags came from a town hall, held Feb. 9, to discuss diversity. The suggestions were that a display of flags would colorfully and recognizably represent Rockville’s international attraction. More than a third of the city’s residents were born outside the U.S., according to Census data.
Hometown Holidays is a two-day music and food festival held May 27-28, and the Memorial Day Ceremony and Parade is held on May 29.