May 15: Flag retirement ceremony

American Legion Post 187 and local Boy Scouts will properly dispose of used, faded and tattered American flags

Used, faded and tattered American flags can be deposited in the above boxes located behind the Post 187 building in Wake Forest. PHOTO | CONTRIBUTED

From WSJ Staff Reports

Members of the Walter E. Cole American Legion Post 187 along with a preselected Wake Forest Boy Scout Troop will conduct an official Flag Retirement ceremony Saturday May 15, 2021 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at their residence 225 East Holding Avenue, Wake Forest. The ceremony is conducted several times a year to officially retire used, tattered and faded American flags. The American Legion is the official organization responsible for the proper disposition of American flags. The simple approved ceremony pays particular emphasis on the American flag’s long standing presents as a symbol of our nation’s struggle for independence. It represents the freedom, dignity, and true meaning of being an American. An official flag depository is located along the driveway of their home at 225 East Holding Avenue, Wake Forest, just across the street from the Wake Forest Post Office. Anyone having a flag that requires retirement can drive by and deposit the flag at this location.  American made Official flags can also be purchased at that location for a modest price. A stock of 3×5 & 4×6 foot flags are available most anytime. Proceeds from the sale of flags are used to promote veteran programs.

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