Retire with respect

Veteran organizations to hold flag retirement ceremony


September 8, 2021

The Platte Valley VFW 6125 and Angus England American Legion Post 54 will be hosting a retirement flag ceremony on September 12 at 1 p.m. at Grandview Park in Encampment.

Retiring flags which are no longer usable will be accepted at Town and Country Realty in Saratoga or at Good Things in Encampment.

Flags should never be thrown away, Commander Jason Campbell, said. They should be respectfully retired by burning them, then burying the ashes and grommets. 

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