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Flag Day 2014: Flags Will Be Retired and Burned at Annual Event

The annual event at Ford Field Park will follow a traditional service of the dignified disposal of flags.

During the 2013 Flag Day ceremony, Mayor John B. O’Reilly, Jr., along with Boy Scouts and the DAWVC, respectfully preparing flags that can no longer be in service for their proper disposal through burning. (Photo: City of Dearborn)
During the 2013 Flag Day ceremony, Mayor John B. O’Reilly, Jr., along with Boy Scouts and the DAWVC, respectfully preparing flags that can no longer be in service for their proper disposal through burning. (Photo: City of Dearborn)

The public is invited to attend the City of Dearborn’s annual Flag Day commemoration ceremony at 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 14 at Ford Field Park on Cherry Hill west of Brady.

The ceremony is held in conjunction with the Dearborn Allied War Veterans Council.

As usual, the June 14 Flag Day commemoration will include a dignified ceremony to burn tattered American flags, in keeping with American Legion protocols for the disposal of flags that are no longer fit for public display.

Members of the public may drop off tattered flags for burning at the ceremony site beginning at 6:30 p.m. on June 14.  The Dearborn Fire Department will be on hand to ensure a safe burning environment.

June 14, 2014, will mark the 237th anniversary of the adoption of the nation’s flag by the Continental Congress in the year 1777.

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