Dearborn’s Flag Day ceremony is June 14

Photo courtesy of the city of Dearborn
Members of the Dearborn Allied War Veterans Council salute as American flags no longer fit for public display are burned during the city’s Flag Day ceremony last year.

Event at Ford Field Park follows traditional service of dignified disposal of flags

DEARBORN – The public is invited to attend the city’s annual Flag Day commemoration ceremony at 7 p.m. Saturday at Ford Field Park on Cherry Hill west of Brady.

The ceremony is held in conjunction with the Dearborn Allied War Veterans Council.

The commemoration will include a dignified ceremony to burn tattered American flags, in keeping with American Legion protocols for the disposal of flags that are no longer fit for public display.

Members of the public may drop off tattered flags for burning at the ceremony site beginning at 6:30 p.m. Saturday. The Dearborn Fire Department will be on hand to ensure a safe burning environment.

June 14, 2014, marks the 237th anniversary of the adoption of the nation’s flag by the Continental Congress in 1777.