Boy Scout Troop 199 in partnership with American Legion Post 284 retired in excess of 1000 flags Saturday. The ceremony was conducted by the Scouts in partnership with members of the Legion most of whom are military veterans. A full crowd was on hand from young to old for this somber but important event designed to properly retire our american symbol of freedom.
Oldwick BSA Troop 199 & Whitehouse Station American Legion Post 284 Flag Retirement Ceremony
Standard by reporter June 16, 2015 No Comments
Scoutmaster Paul Fabiano and Legion Post Commander Dan Dorf stated this was the largest number of flags retired at once in either of their memory and hope this will become an annual event. The ceremony started at 1:00 however remnants of the fire were still burning late into the afternoon with ashes to be properly buried on sight at the Legion Post on Route 22.
A special thanks to all members of both BSA and American Legion who participated in making this special day possible. Oldwick Fire Company also supported the event by providing theirBrush Truck to ensure safety.
Remember Old Glory all year and the symbols she represents, not just Flag Day June 14th.