Boys' Loyalty Day Parade, Wakefield High School Cadets and Franklin School, May 1, 1924

Title:

Boys' Loyalty Day Parade, Wakefield High School Cadets and Franklin School, May 1, 1924

Creator:

D'Onofrio, Jayne M.

Publisher:

Wakefield, Mass. : Wakefield Municipal Gas & Light Department,

Date:

1995

Description:

"As part of'Boys' Week,' Wakefield school boys were invited to participate in the Boys' Loyalty Day Parade which was held on a cloudy Thursday afternoon. According to reports, many parents, brothers and sisters were on the sidewalks and each group received considerable applause along the parade route. Nearly every boys' organization in town was represented in the parade which was described as 'the jolliest boys' parade and the largest of its kind ever held in Wakefield.' The Wakefield High School Cadets made their first appearance in their new R.O.T.C. uniforms of khaki with 'jaunty trench caps.' The boys of Franklin School were led by a boy dressed to represent Benjamin Franklin. The 1924 parade began at the high school (now the Galvin Junior High School) as did the 1994 school childrens' parade to kick off Wakefield's 350 celebration in 1994." -- Text from calendar by Jayne M. D'Onofrio.

Subject:

Parades -- Massachusetts -- Wakefield.

Wakefield (Mass.) -- History -- Pictorial works.

Collection :

Wakefield Municipal Gas & Light Department calendars

Tags :

Citation :

D'Onofrio, Jayne M., "Boys' Loyalty Day Parade, Wakefield High School Cadets and Franklin School, May 1, 1924," in NOBLE Digital Heritage, Item #12025, http://heritage.noblenet.org/items/show/12025 (accessed April 24, 2014).