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This flag before you is worn, her colors are no longer bright. She has flown proudly and has done her job well. but now she must be replaced with a new flag to properly represent this great Nation of ours.
Do not think of this Flag as being burned, but think of her as her spirit is set free. Think about what she represents; Freedom, Innocence, Sacrifice, Unity. Continue to Honor her.
Big Flats American Legion offers a flag retirement service to the community on Flag Day. This service is a dignified and proper way to dispose of old and/or tattered U.S. Flags. It is not proper to dispose of these flags in any other way.
Anyone having an American Flag that needs to be disposed of may bring it to the American Legion & place it in the mailbox by the front door of the Legion throughout the year. Scouts provide a great community service in helping to dispose of the flags.
Please remind your scout that this is a serious event & they should show respect to our Veterans & flags. Feel free to bring a flag with you if you have any that should no longer be flown.
When is Flag Day?
Always June 14th every year (regardless of the day of the week)
Where does Pack 86 participate?
Big Flats American Legion
What to wear?
Class A Uniform: Uniform shirt, neckerchief/slide, and belt. Hat is optional.
When does the event start?
Starts promptly at 6:00 pm. Arrive no later than 5:45 pm.
What should we expect?
Scouts are encourage to actively participate. First in the Color Guard is the Legion, then Boy Scouts, then the Cub Scouts...all in uniform. Then a brief ceremony will take place. Next, the first flags are retire properly into a fire pit. (This fire pit was an Eagle project.) Scouts are asked to assist the Legion with the proper disposable of remaining flags by throwing them into the fire when safe.
Chairperson Tasks(Consider volunteering; this is a simple one)