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Veterans National Memorial Shrine and Museum Flag Retirement


Veterans National Memorial Shrine & Museum 
Hosting Flag Retirement June 13th

Monday June 14 th is National Flag Day and also the Birthday of the United States Army. The day before, Sunday June 13tth 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 Organization 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 destroyed 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, you can drop off those flag(s) to the Veterans National Memorial Shrine and Museum prior to or the day of the ceremonial fire on June 13tth.

Call the Hours at The Veterans Memorial Shrine & Museum are Mon-Fri 11am to 3pm and Sat-Sun 11am-5pm


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