Flag retirement ceremony planned in Shelton

When the U.S. flag becomes worn, torn, faded or badly soiled, it is time to replace it with a new flag. The old flag then needs to be retired. The traditional method of retirement is to incinerate the flag.

The American Legion Post 16 of Shelton Annual Flag Retirement Ceremony will be held at Post 16 on Sunday, Sept. 29, at 2 p.m. Flags to be retired may be brought to Post 16 at 295 Bridgeport Avenue and placed in the metal red, white and blue flag deposit box under the front porch of the post.

Members of post as well as area Boy and Girl Scouts will participate in the ceremony. Scouts from each unit will be part of the flag retirement detail as well as two Girl Scouts reading the poem “I am the Flag” and a Boy Scout leading the group in the Pledge of Allegiance.

The public is invited to attend the ceremony, and Scout groups are encouraged to attend in uniform with their unit colors.