Flag Retirement Ceremony at LZ Peace Memorial

In the United States, Flag Day is celebrated on June 14. It commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States, which happened on that day in 1777 by resolution of the Second Continental Congress. The United States Army also celebrates the Army Birthday on this date; Congress adopted “the American continental army” after reaching a consensus position in the Committee of the Whole on June 14, 1775. Thanks to Wikipedia for this information.

The public is invited to attend a flag retirement ceremony on Flag Day, Saturday, June 14, 2014, at 9:00 a.m., at the LZ Peace Memorial located at 6799 Guilford Road, on the grounds of Midway Village Museum. The story below is from the Veterans Day 2013 when a flag retirement ceremony was held.

The purpose of the flag retirement ceremony is to take old American flags that are beyond repair and burn them in an honorable and dignified manner.

Veterans Day 2013 was a beautiful day indeed.  The grey skies turned to rain. The rain turned to sleet. The sleet turned to snow.  American flags were retired and turned to red embers and buried in the ground. The clicking noises you hear on the videos are from sleet hitting my Osco umbrella. Yes, real men carry umbrellas but the camera still got wet and blurry. And they all sang. . . . Yankee Doodle forgot to turn on his camera. Paul Logli, Boy Scouts and the Flag God Bless Our Veterans and the United States of America Ceremoniously retiring American flags Don Allen, USMC, playing Taps And then it was over.