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American Flag Retirement

June 22, 2015 09:39 AM

The New Trier Post 4831 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars will be retiring American Flags this Tuesday, June 23at 4:00 p.m. at the Tower Road Pier, weather permitting. The Veterans of Foreign Wars has coordinated this event with the Winnetka Fire Department, which collects retired American Flags throughout the year. If weather does not permit proceeding on June 23, the event will take place on June 24.  

Residents wishing to retire a flag may bring it to the Fire Department and place it into the “Retiring American Flags Mailbox” located in the main lobby area.  The flags are then ceremonially destroyed on a regular basis.  Questions may be directed to the Fire Department at 847-501-6029.


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