Flag Day ceremony at American Legion


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  • The Flag Day ceremony from 2016 shows American Legion members disposing of torn and faded flags.



WEST MILFORD — The American Legion is hosting a Flag Day ceremony on Wednesday, June 14, at 4 p.m. All are welcome to attend.

Following the ceremony, the Legion members will host a barbecue, featuring hamburgers and hot dogs, for those who attend.

The Ladies Auxiliary and the Sons of the American Legion will be involved.

The American Legion adopted an official Ceremony for Disposal of Unserviceable Flags in 1937, calling it a "dignified tribute to the U.S. flag and to its symbolism." Held outdoors, it involves very particular placement of Legion officers and a series of formal pronouncements. Each flag is inspected by the Post Commander and then presented to be destroyed by fire. The flame is maintained until the materials are completely consumed.

In the United States, Flag Day commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States, which happened on June 14, 1777. It is also called National Flag Day.

In 1916, the President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation that officially established June 14 as Flag Day; in August 1949, National Flag Day was established by an Act of Congress.

The West Milford American Legion is located at 177 Lincoln Ave. in West Milford.


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