Monday, June 14, is National Flag Day and also the birthday of the United States Army. The day before, Sunday, June 13, at 2 p.m., the Veterans National Memorial Shrine & Museum in Fort Wayne will host their annual flag retirement ceremony at 2122 O’Day Road.
In conjunction with the Allen County Council of Veterans Organization and Boy Scouts from area troops, they will be retiring old American flags that have been collected at local Legion Posts and donated at the Veterans Shrine for proper disposal.
If anyone has an American Flag that is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem of display, it should be destroyed in a dignified manner, preferably by fire.
Anyone wishing to retire a used flag that no longer can be flown properly or have American flags that are nonserviceable, may drop off those flags to the Veterans National Memorial Shrine and Museum prior to or the day of the ceremonial fire on June 13.
Call the Veterans Memorial Shrine & Museum at 260-267-5022 for more information on Flag Retirement Day.