VFW to conduct flag retirement ceremony followed by dinner


Local veterans from VFW Post 1704 will be conducting a flag retirement ceremony on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021. The ceremony will begin at 3 p.m. in the rear parking lot of VFW Post 1704, at 707 S. Broad Street in Globe.

The American flag has a unique meaning to each and every person. Not only in the USA, but all around the world, the American flag symbolizes hardiness, valor, vigilance, perseverance, justice, strength and hope. To all, it is a symbol of freedom. Freedom that has been fought so hard for over the decades.

When our flags have been worn out in worthy service, they must be respectfully retired and disposed of without showing disgrace. According to Title 4-Flag and Seal, Seat of Government, and the United States; Chapter 1-The Flag; §8. Respect for flag, (k);

“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.”

If you have a heavily worn, torn, faded, soiled or damaged flag, bring it on Saturday, Feb. 27, and join us for its proper disposal in this solemn ceremony.

Following the ceremony, you are invited to feast on some mouth-watering homemade chili and cornbread and delicious homemade desserts.  We will be serving from 4 – 6 p.m. Meal donation is $8. You can dine in or have it to go.

Plan to join us for our flag retirement ceremony and stay for dinner – all starting at 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27 at VFW Post 1704, 707 S. Broad Street in Globe. Mask and social distancing regulations will be observed.

Help us help our Globe-Miami veterans. No one does more for our local veterans. All proceeds remain local.

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