For the first time ever, an American flag will be temporarily installed on the Mount Hope Bridge to commemorate Fourth of July festivities.

The Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority (RITBA) will host a ceremony on Thursday, June 29th at 11 am that will include the first-ever installation of a new 16 ft. x 30 ft. American flag that will hang from the north tower of the Mount Hope Bridge.

RITBA says the placement of the flag is envisioned to celebrate the Bristol Fourth of July Parade and the events leading up to the parade, which is the oldest celebration of Independence Day in the nation. The ceremony will also honor Veterans and current military personnel for their service.

The ceremony will take place at the Mount Hope House, located at 33 Ferry Road in Bristol. If there is inclement weather, the ceremony will be canceled.