Such a large part of our local community is comprised of military families and retirees. However, even for those who may have never served in the armed forces, there is a reverence for the American flag. There is an established protocol for the proper destruction, i.e. ‘retirement’ of tattered old flags. They should never be discarded. The American Legion, Doughboy Memorial Post 138, in University Place is a drop site for flags to ensure their proper disposal.
American Legion Post 138 will perform a Flag Retirement Ceremony at Bridgeport Place on July 8. If you have a tattered old flag, bring it for proper disposal in this solemn ceremony. The public is invited.
On that same day, join us for the Stars in Your Eyes BBQ luncheon honoring “First Responders” from West Pierce Fire & Rescue, and University Place Police.