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(Neb.)-Public Invited To Flag Incineration Service Tuesday Evening  Listen

By: Roxie Graham-Marski Posted at: 06/10/2014 01:20 PM

(CHADRON)-Members of the public are invited to a flag retiring ceremony Tuesday evening in Chadron. The Chadron area veteran’s organizations, including the American Legion family (Post, Auxiliary, Sons of the American Legion and Legion Riders), Disabled American Veterans, Veterans of Foreign Wars and Auxiliary, and Veteran’s Honor Guard, will host the unserviceable flag ceremony at the American Legion Post 12, located at 123 Bordeaux St. in Chadron.
 
When “Old Glory” becomes worn, torn, faded, or badly soiled, it is time to replace it with a new flag, and the old flag should be retired with all the dignity and respect befitting our nation’s flag. The ceremony will feature one way of properly retiring flags that are too worn or torn for further use, the traditional method of incineration.
 
City council member Doc Gamby says the ceremony will provide a chance for people to lay their old, unusable flags to rest.
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The formal ceremony will begin at 7:00 p.m. and again, not only is it open to the public, but members of the surrounding community are invited to bring any flags they may have that they would like to properly retire.
 
For more information, call Honor Guard commander John Dueker (DEE-kur) at 432-2265.
 
(Questions? Comments? E-mail news@chadrad.com.)
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