Tulsa, Oklahoma 2021-06-14 01:00:00 –
Volunteers from Boy Scout Corps 2222 and Foreign War Veterans Post 577 celebrate the National Flag Anniversary by abolishing thousands of US flags.
According to Post 577 Quartermaster Joshua Starks, the ceremony will begin at Valor Park, adjacent to VFW Post 577, which was reserved for the flag’s retirement at 9 am.
“Baller Park has been filled with the ashes of all the flags for decades,” Starks said. “So this will be the last resting place for all the flags that have reached the end of their service.”
Most of the ceremony is dedicated to the retirement of about 3,000 flags collected during the last year.
“We take about 2.5 to 3000 flags a year,” Starks said. “Often companies don’t really know what to do, so they collect flags over the years. We always accept them in VFW, we have a flag donation box. “
Proper retirement of the flag is a symbolic gesture and important for post 577 volunteers, Starks said. The flag is considered to have years of service like any other serviceman, and proper disposal of the flag according to the flag code is an important gesture to respect the flag itself and the meaning behind it.
“For us, that flag is a symbol of our corruption. It’s a symbol of our unity, a symbol of our country,” Starks said. “It represents the Constitution that we have protected and vowed, so for us, ensuring that it retires properly is for us, with the respect and honor it deserves through its service. Most important. “
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