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Posted on: September 20, 2022

[ARCHIVED] You're invited- Official Flag Retirement Ceremony on Thurs, Sept. 22, at 6pm.

American Flag Retirement ceremony written over a flag image

Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes and the Mercer County Office of Veteran Services invite the public to an official flag decommissioning ceremony on Thursday, Sept. 22, at 6 p.m. at Veterans Park (Klockner Road entrance) in Hamilton Township. Each year, the Mercer County Office of Veteran Services partners with American Legion Post 31 and the Hamilton Township Patriotic Committee to hold the time-honored decommissioning, also known as “flag retirement.” American flags that have become tattered, soiled, or are otherwise no longer fit for display will be burned in a dignified manner in a large pit during the ceremony and the flames will be doused by the Hamilton Township Fire Division.

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