Flag retirement ceremony is Monday

On Monday, James William Miesse American Legion Post 22 of Marion will retire tattered, torn, worn, and faded flags in a ceremoney at 5:30 p.m. at Marion County Lake.

The United States Flag Code states “the flag, when it is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem for display, should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning.”

Faded, tattered, torn, or soiled American Flags may be brought to the retirement cermony for propert retirement.

Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and high school students who attended Girls and Boys State in June are asked to participate and be present for recogntion. Other organizations and individuals are invted to attend or participate.

“It is an honor and privilage, to be able to property dispose of flags,” Post Adjutant Gary Chaput wrote. “The flag represents the United States of America, who we are as people, and the freedoms we fight to protect. It is important that we remember this and show a deep respect when the time comes for a flag to be retired and a new one brought in to replace it.”

For more information contact post commander Kevin Hoffer, (620) 382-5783 or Chaput, (620) 382-2754.

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