Flag Retirment Ceremony

Have you ever wondered what happens with the many American flags that citizens bring to the Ridgefield American Legion Post 44 for disposal?

Ridgefield American Legion Post 44 will conduct a Flag Retirement Ceremony on Flag Day 14 June, 2012.

The American Flag is not just a piece of cloth that represents our nation; it’s our symbol of the idea that all men and women are created equal and free, with rights give by God. It represents the struggle for freedom and the struggle to maintain our freedom. It represents the blood of over 1,000,000 young men and women who have given their all for our nation; it represents all that makes this the most desired country in the world to live in and so much more.

For those reasons and many more, when flags are worn and tattered, the disposal should be done in a respectful and dignified manner. American Legion members understand this very well and on Flag Day, June 14, 2012 at 7:00pm they will perform an appropriate Flag Retirement Ceremony. The ceremony will be held in the parking lot in front American Legion Post 44 at 329 Pioneer Street in Ridgefield.

We strongly encourage all citizens to attend and bring your children and grandchildren to this short and very patriotic event. Some seating will be provided, but just in case you might bring your lawn chairs. American Legion Post 44 will be open to all and snacks and punch will be provided. For questions and information please call 360-518-7828.

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