Flag retirement ceremony set for Sept. 15

BJ FOX STAFF PHOTO Proper retirement of old, worn flags will be conducted Sept. 15, 2 p.m. at Woolly Hollow State Park in Greenbrier.

GREENBRIER — When the symbol of America — the American flag — gets old and raggedy, there is a proper protocol for disposal of it. The Greenbrier Lions Club, Greenbrier Boy Scout Troop No. 435 and the Roadrunners Club are sponsoring a special ceremony Sunday, September 15 at Woolly Hollow State Park. Worn, torn and old grand flags will be properly burned and buried in a respectful manner 2-3:30 p.m.

Everyone is invited to attend this interesting event. Military personnel and veterans are especially encouraged to be there. You may bring your folded old flag for disposal. If you cannot attend and would like your old flag included, you may drop off a folded flag at First Service Bank, First Security Bank or Centennial Bank in Greenbrier by Friday, Sept. 13.  

Special guests from the Federal, State, and local levels will be there to include Greenbrier Mayor Melton Cotton, Wooster Mayor Don Robinson, State Representative Stephen Meeks, and Faulkner County Judge Alan Dodson. The ceremony will take place at the flag pole. There will be singing, prayer, a respectful burning of old worn-out flags and a new flag raised as honor and thanks are given to all veterans and military. Special singers will be Naomi McGee Meeks and Katie Duncan Patrom. Conway Pipes and Drums will also provide special music. Woolly Hollow State Park is at 82 Woolly Hollow Rd, Greenbrier. For directions or more information, call 501-472-7083.

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