Bay Legion plans flag retirement ceremony for Flag Day

Flags may be deposited in the collection box outside American Legion Post #385 on Cahoon Road. Photo by Jim Potter

The Bay Village American Legion Post #385, plans to conduct a flag retirement ceremony on Friday, June 10, as part on their annual Flag Day celebration. The ceremony will take place at the post home, 695 Cahoon Road in Westlake at 6:00 p.m.

Citizens may bring old, torn and faded flags and deposit them at any time in the red and white box, American Flag Collection Bin, located at the post front door.

The ceremony is conducted in accordance with American Legion protocol and visitors to witness the retirement are welcome.

Each year the legion retires over 300-400 American flags at either Flag Day or Veterans Day.

Flags used at burials and to mark graves can only be used once and must be retired after use. This accounts for the large number of flags used at cemeteries. Several cemeteries bring used flags to the Legion for proper retirement.

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Volume 14, Issue 10, Posted 9:49 AM, 05.17.2022