RETIRING UNITED STATES FLAGS – Three local organizations – Keystone Chapter 565 of the Vietnam Veterans of America, Pottstown Elks Lodge BPOE Unit 814, and Trail Life Troop 610 – will conduct a national flag retirement ceremony Sunday (June 9, 2019) beginning at noon at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Memorial Park on West King Street. The memorial is located on Veterans Island within the park. Community residents are invited to observe and participate in this ceremony of honor and also, before the ceremony starts, to bring any flags they wish to retire. The U.S. Flag Code states flags should be retired, preferably by burning, when they are too tattered to be mended.
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