Flag Retirement Ceremony

THE CITY OF FLORISSANT AND THE AMERICAN LEGION POST 444 TO HOST A FLAG RETIREMENT

Mayor Timothy Lowery is pleased to announce that on Saturday, June 8th the American Legion Post 444 and the City of Florissant will host a Flag Retirement Ceremony that will be held in the front of Florissant City Hall starting at 11:00 a.m. The event is open to the patriotic Florissant community to attend.

The purpose of The American Legion in adopting this ceremony was to encourage proper respect for the Flag of the United States and to provide for disposal of unserviceable flags in a dignified manner. Resolution No. 373, approved by the National Convention of The American Legion meeting in Chicago, Illinois, September 18-20, 1944, re-emphasized the purpose of proper public Flag disposal ceremonies and encouraged greater use of this ceremony by The American Legion.

If anyone has a flag that needs recycling, there is a flag retirement box that was donated by the American Legion Post 444 that is inside City Hall in the vestibule area by the rear entrance.

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