Annual retirement program on Flag Day
The Augusta Memorial VFW Post 6746 will host a flag retirement ceremony at 6 p.m. on Flag Day Thursday, June 14, 2018, at the Augusta Senior Center/VFW Post.
Proper flag disposal known as a Flag Retirement Ceremony is one of the many patriotic duties VFW Posts conduct nationwide.
Old, weathered, faded, ripped or torn flags should be replaced with a new flag. A retired flag deserves to be treated with the respect for it still represents our great nation and our citizens.
When the flag is worn out or otherwise no longer a fitting emblem for display, it should be destroyed in a dignified way. The Augusta VFW Post provides the community with a method for the proper disposal of their flags. A collection box is located at the Augusta Senior Center.
The local VFW post follows the proper procedures designated by the U.S. government concerning the dignified disposal of the U.S. Flag.