American Flags Were Burned in Beautiful Retirement Ceremony
This morning, June 16, at the Fortuna Veterans Memorial Building, military veterans and Boy Scouts gathered to perform a ceremony for numerous American Flags that were old or damaged.
U.S. Government regulations state, “The flag, when it is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem for display, should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning.”
The retired flags are given to the Veterans from American Legion Post 205 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2207 throughout the year. After the ceremony this morning, the flags were burned respectfully by Scouts from Troop 47 at the Fortuna Volunteer Fire Department (FVFD) on South Fortuna Blvd.
Fortuna Volunteer Fire Department Company One assisted with the event to ensure that the flames from the flag retirement ceremony stayed under control.