Flag Day, June 14
Last month, 11 Scouts from local Boy Scout Troop 316 paid respect to Old Glory by retiring 204 American flags with a traditional flag retirement ceremony at the South Metro Fire Rescue training facility in Parker. The project supported the Scouts’ community service goals while also honorably retiring flags that meant so much to so many.
The United States Flag Code states, “When a U.S. flag is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem for display, it should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning.”
Flags ready for disposal may be dropped off year round at the Douglas County Veterans Service Office located at 301 Wilcox Street in Castle Rock. For additional information, call 303-663-6200 or visit www.douglas.co.us/community/veterans/.
By Hollen Wheeler; photos courtesy of John Kohl