Flags can be dropped off for flag retirement ceremony in Shelton

Sutter-Terlizzi American Legion Post 16 in Shelton will hold a flag retirement ceremony on Sunday, Oct. 19 at 1:30 p.m.

Veterans post members as well as area Boy and Girl Scouts will take part 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. Scout groups are encouraged to attend in uniform with their unit colors.

Individuals having flags to be retired may drop them off at the Sutter-Terlizzi Post, 295 Bridgeport Ave. A metal red, white and blue flag deposit box is located under the post’s front porch.

With dignity and respect

When the United States flag becomes worn, torn, faded or badly soiled, it is time to replace it with a new flag, and the old flag should be “retired” with all the dignity and respect befitting the nation’s flag.

The traditional method of retirement is to incinerate the flag.