Vet’s Shrine & Museum to host annual Flag Retirement Ceremony

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Tuesday, June 14th is National Flag Day and also the Birthday of the United States Army.

The Sunday before (June 12th) the Veterans National Memorial Shrine & Museum in Fort Wayne will be hosting their annual flag retirement ceremony at 2122 O’Day Road at 2 pm. In conjunction with the Allen County Council of Veterans Organizations and local boy scouts from area troops, they will be retiring old American flags that have been collected at local Legion Posts and donated at the Shrine for proper disposal.

If you have an American Flag that is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem of display, it should be retired in a dignified manner, preferably by fire. Anyone wishing to retire a used flag that no longer can be flown properly or have American flags that are non-serviceable can drop off those flag(s) to the Veterans National Memorial Shrine and Museum prior to or on the day of the event on Sunday June 12th.

Call the Veterans National Memorial Shrine & Museum at 260-267-5022 for more information on Flag Retirement Day.