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Scouts to host flag retirement ceremony

Fountain Valley Boy Scout Troop 567 and Cub Scout Troop 567 will hold a flag retirement ceremony at 7 p.m. June 14 at The Fount Church.

Residents who are interested can bring a flag to the church the day of the event to be retired or recycled by the Scouts.

In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a presidential proclamation establishing a national Flag Day on June 14. The day commemorates the adoption of the Stars and Stripes as the official flag of our country.

A flag is retired “when it is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem for display,” according to the U.S. Flag Code. The code also calls for the retirement of an American flag “in a dignified way, preferably by burning.”

Refreshments will be served following the flag retirement ceremony. The Fount Church is at 18225 Bushard St.

For more information, call Gail Dyer at (714) 716-7672.


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