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Community event focuses on flag retirement, etiquette

Flags that are no longer serviceable can be dropped off at the Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center.

Troy Magnuson, left, of the American Legion Richard I. Bong Post 435, holds the American flag during the Workers Memorial Tree planting ceremony
Troy Magnuson, left, of the American Legion Richard I. Bong Post 435, holds the American flag during the Workers Memorial Tree planting ceremony at Heritage Park in Superior on Thursday morning, April 28, 2022.
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SUPERIOR — A flag retirement ceremony will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, June 11, at the Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center, 305 Harbor View Parkway, in honor of Flag Day.

Flag etiquette and folding demonstrations, as well as hands-on practice on how to fold the flag, will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. It will be held, rain or shine, by the Lake Superior Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Richard I. Bong American Legion Post 435 and center staff.

The ceremony will include a short program on the proper disposal of flags no longer serviceable and the ceremonial burning of those flags. The Cathedral Girl Scouts Troop 4461 and the American Legion Auxiliary 435 will lead the flag etiquette and folding demonstrations. They will include a display of the evolution of the United States Flag from 1777 to its current style.

There is a drop box for unserviceable flags at the center. Visitors can drop off flags to be retired during the event or any time the center is open.

Maria Lockwood covers news in Douglas County, Wisconsin, for the Superior Telegram.
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The event will include kids' games, live music and more.