Add international flags to your next community event

One of my longtime friends in Oklahoma, Melyn Johnson from micropolitan Guymon, Oklahoma, told me a cool thing they do at a local event: they do a parade of national flags of all the nations represented.

This was at an event that focused on the international heritage across their community, but I think you could do this at any local event. It’s perfect for international foods or cultural events.

You could have a parade of people carrying their flags or a simple display of flags on stands.

You can start with people born in other countries, or expand to people with heritage or ancestors in other countries. Include people and flags of Native Tribes or First Nations.

It’s a low key way to make people aware of our shared and different heritage. And it’s colorful and fun. We come from lots of different places, and we’re here now together.