DSCN0940Lots to celebrate on Saturday, June 14 at the annual Flag Day BBQ on Sonoma Plaza, which marks the 150th Anniversary of the Founding of California State Parks, and the 100th Anniversary of the Bear Flag Monument (itself honoring the Bear Flag debut of 1846).

Congressman Mike Thompson and other luminaries will commemorate the 1914 unveiling of the statue at 11 a.m. A firing of canon will precede the 1 p.m. Bear Flag Revolt Re-Enactment (with 35 actors in period garb) in the Sonoma Barracks, then its food and beer – and music by BackTrax – on the Plaza until 5 p.m. Free admission.

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