Lansing VFW to host Flag Retirement Ceremony this Saturday evening

American flags to be retired patriotically and respectfully

The public is invited to join the Lansing Gustave F. Kerndt VFW Post #5981, the Lansing Fire Department and local Boy Scout troops as they will lead an official flag decommissioning ceremony to properly send off unserviceable American flags this Saturday, September 30, beginning at 7 p.m. at the Red Barn Campground, located at 2609 Main Street in Lansing.

The public is encouraged to attend as the groups honorably retire, with dignity, American flags that have become tattered, soiled or no longer fit for display in a patriotic ceremony honoring the national symbol of unity. The flags will be incinerated in a dignified manner under Fire Department supervision.

Anyone who has American flags in such condition can deposit them in advance at the VFW Flag Depository located in front of the VFW Post #5981 on South Front Street in Lansing, across from the ball diamond, or they may also be brought to the ceremony. Those attending are encouraged to bring lawn chairs for seating.