Nearly 400 American Flags Honorably Retired in Pasco in Observance of Flag Day
PASCO, Wash. - Members from American Legion Post 34 retired nearly 400 American flags Saturday in a traditional ceremony meant to honor and show respect for old and worn American flags in observance of Flag Day.
Before the flags were honorably retired members of American Legion Post 34 held a short ceremony to further honor those flags that had served their purpose.
American Legion Commander Jerry Dimon says, "We offer these flags a dignified disposal because they have served their purpose, either on caskets or flown over sites across the United States."
Through out the year people drop their flags off at the post as they replace old flags with new ones. In addition to honorably retiring old and worn flags the American Legion also sponsors placing flags the blue bridge for Memorial Day as well as the American Legion Baseball team.