Friday, February 28, 2014

U.S. FLAG RETIREMENT CEREMONY

 
 The ceremony will be May 17, 2014 (Armed Forces Day), at the Carroll County Veterans Memorial Park. The time for flag collection will be from 10 A.M. until 3 P.M. and the Flag Retirement Service  will start at 3 P.M. It will be a very detailed military ceremony with each step being explained - beginning with the raising of the U.S. flag. It will then be lowered while a bugle plays.  Four people will hold the corners flat, slanting toward the crowd.  The chaplain will read about the 13 folds while it is actually being folded.  It will then be unfolded and the red and white stripes will be cut out individually with scissors.  Each stripe will be carried in the arms of a messenger to the fire pit until all stripes are burned.  The blue field of stars is left intact and burned last. Only one flag will be burned during the ceremony and it will be a symbol for all the flags being retired.  A private event will be held to burn the rest of the flags collected.

The flag deposit box is located at the CCVMP and flags to be retired can be deposited there anytime.

In case of rain, the ceremony will be held on Flag  Day (June 14th).   Watch for more details later!

1 Comments:

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