The American Legion Post 92 will be holding a flag retirement ceremony on Sunday, June 16 at 1 p.m. to dispose of old, tattered flags with dignity. Post Commander Al Czarnecki said the ceremony will take place in a lot across the street from the American Legion post.
The ceremony usually draws a bit of attention as they dispose of the flags, so Czarnecki said they explain why the flags are burned in such a way during the ceremony.
“They’re tattered, they’re faded, they’re ripped. It’s the proper way of flag burning is to dispose of the American flag in an honorable way. That’s the basic thing of it. We welcome the people to come and we hope we say it loud enough that they know why the flags are being burnt this way, so somebody doesn’t just take it and throw it in the garbage can and burn it,” said Czarnecki.
Flags that are to be disposed of can be dropped off at any time in a box that will be placed in front of the American Legion post.
In addition to the flag retirement ceremony this weekend, the Sons of the American Legion will be holding a rib steak sandwich benefit throughout the Mint Festival. The fundraiser will run through the weekend.