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Flag Retirement Ceremony

Posted on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at 12:00 AM by Mayor's Office

Veterans Services Director Kevin Jarvis has announced that there will be a Flag Retirement Ceremony on Saturday, June 15, 2019 at 10 AM at the rear of Holy Cross Cemetery, Lynn Street entrance. Veterans, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, students and volunteers are asked to arrive at 9 AM to prepare the flags for the retirement ceremony.
    In preparation for this past Memorial Day, several volunteers placed flags on the graves of Veterans at all our cemeteries. During this time, they also collected thousands of old and unserviceable flags. On Saturday, June 15th, the flags will be retired in a traditional ceremony which is held every year. The event promotes proper respect by honorably disposing of old, worn and unserviceable United States flags. Only cloth flags can be retired in this annual solemn ceremony.
   If you would like to participate in the Flag Retirement Ceremony please contact the Veterans Services Department at 781-397-7139

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