BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – There will be a Flag Day celebration in Baton Rouge this weekend.

Flag Day is on June 14 and commemorates the date the American flag was officially adopted, according to the Farmer’s Almanac.

There will be a parade, program and a night of fun with a live band in Baton Rouge on Sunday, June 11. The parade starts rolling at 4 p.m. on North 6th Street and ends on North Boulevard at the riverfront.

“I believe it is important that we celebrate the symbol of our great nation and show it the respect that it deserves,” said State Sen. Regina Barrow, host of the celebration. “To me, it is much more than a piece of cloth. It represents the years of sacrifice and devotion necessary to obtain and keep our freedom.”

Barrow said the parade’s grand marshal will be retired Col. Joey Strickland, secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs.

After the parade, there will be a program at 5 p.m. followed by live music from dance band Phat Hat, according to a news release.