Veterans retire 2,000 flags

Warwick. The flags were retired in a controlled burn, as directed by the United States Code.

| 18 Oct 2022 | 09:23

Local military veterans from Nicholas P. Lesando, Jr., American Legion Post 214 in Warwick conducted a respectful retirement ceremony for 2,000 old, faded and frayed U.S. flags, symbols of American freedom, on Oct. 12, behind the Legion Post on Forester Ave. The flags were then disposed in a controlled burn.

Legion Post Commander Tom Brennan pointed out that the United States Code stipulates that, “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.”

Persons with faded or torn flags can place them in the flag box in front of the American Legion Building, 71 Forester Ave., Warwick, for proper disposal.