For Immediate Release
February 20, 2014
Contact: Nicole Singletary
"It was great to see the community come together to participate in this special ceremony. Thank you to the Town's Veterans Committee for organizing this event and sharing this tradition with our residents," said Mayor Wayne Slaton.
The flag retirement began by cutting flags that are torn, faded, and frayed into pieces; separating the red stripes, white stripes and the blue star field. Once a small wood-burning fire formed the remnant pieces of the flag are ready for retirement. Separately the remnant pieces of the flag are burned, each piece symbolizing our nation. The ashes are then collected and buried.