NEW CARLISLE, Ohio (WDTN) - Flag Day commemorates the American Flag and all that it represents.
It is celebrated every June 14 and one of the largest ceremonies in the country was held right here in the Miami Valley Friday evening.
Patriotism was on display as the American Legion Post 286 held a retirement ceremony in New Carlisle. It was one of several in our area.
Thousands of worn and tattered flags were retired by burning.
So, how do you properly dispose of an American Flag? The American Legion says it must be done tastefully and respectfully.
The Veterans of Foreign War offers this advice:
- Be sure that the flag is big enough so that it catch fire and burn completely.
- You should then come to attention, salute the flag and recite the Pledge of Allegiance.
- Once the fire is safely burned out, bury the ashes.
- You also be sure to follow all state and local fire codes in your community.
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