Collinwood American Legion Post 254 held a special Flag Day ceremony on Tuesday, June 14th at the Wayne County Veterans Park in Collinwood. The event was held to honor the United States’ most recognizable symbol of our freedom and patriotism, the American Flag.
The U.S. Flag code states that, “the flag, when it is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem for display, should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning.” Thus, when a flag is torn and tattered beyond repair, it’s time for it to be retired.
The American Legion Post 254 incorporated a flag disposal ceremony into the Flag Day event last Tuesday, properly disposing of worn, tattered, and unserviceable flags.
Photos courtesy of Peggy Chambers