American Legion collecting flags for proper retirement

Old flags may be dropped off in this box at the Bay Village American Legion Post on Cahoon Road. Photo by Jim Potter

Is it time to replace that old, torn or faded flag? If your answer is yes, then your timing could not be better.

Many stores are featuring American flags as part of their Veterans Day sales.The Bay Village American Legion is collecting old flags and will be retiring them at their regular meeting on Friday, Nov. 10. The flags are retired using nationally approved procedures with dignity and tradition.

Bring your old old flag to the Legion Post, 650 Cahoon Road, Westlake, just south of the railroad tracks, next to the White Oaks Restaurant. For your convenience there is a red, white and blue collection box next to the front door of the Post. If you miss the Nov. 10 date, don't worry; the Post will conduct another flag retirement ceremony in June as part of their Flag Day activities.

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Volume 9, Issue 21, Posted 9:55 AM, 11.07.2017