The flag is the sacred emblem of our country. Among other things, it symbolizes our heritage of liberty purchased with the blood of our fallen solders both past and present.
When the United States flag (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 traditional method of retirement is to incinerate the flag.
Persons having flags to be retired may drop them off at the American Legion, 295 Bridgeport Ave in Shelton. A metal red, white and blue flag deposit box is located under the front porch of the post.
Sutter-Terlizzi, American Legion Post 16 of Shelton will be holding a flag retirement ceremony, on Sunday October 14th, 2012 at 1:30PM. Members of Post as well as area Boy and Girl Scouts will take part in the ceremony. Scouts from each unit will be part of the flag retirement detail as well as two Girl Scouts reading the Poem “I am the Flag” and a Boy Scout leading the group in the Pledge of Allegiance.
The public is invited to attend the ceremony and scout groups are encouraged to attend in uniform with their unit colors.