American Legion retires over 150 unserviceable flags


Photo courtesy of Ray Born

Community members gather to honor unserviceable flags before they are retired.

Petersburg's American Legion Edward Locken Post 14 held a ceremony at Sandy Beach on June 14 to honor and properly destroy faded and worn flags.

Members of the American Legion, Active Duty Coast Guard Service Members, and others in the community were present to see over 150 American, Alaskan, Canadian, British, and POW/MIA flags retired.

The Ceremony for Disposal for Unserviceable Flags, typically held on Flag Day, was adopted by the American Legion "to encourage proper respect for the Flag of the United States and to provide for disposal of unserviceable flags in a dignified manner," accor...

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