Old and worn-out American flags will be retired in a ceremony Thursday in conjunction with Flag Day.
James William Miesse American Legion Post 22 of Marion will lead the ceremony at 7:30 p.m. at Marion County Park and Lake. The flags will be destroyed by burning, in accordance with the U.S. Flag Code.
The American Legion invites anyone with a faded, tattered, torn, or soiled American flag to bring them to the retirement ceremony for respectful disposal. The Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and other organizations and individuals are also invited to attend or participate.
For more information, call Post Commander Kevin Hoffer at (620) 382-5783 or Post Adjutant Gary Chaput at (620) 382-2754.