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

Photo courtesy of the City of Dearborn. U.S. flags no longer fit for service are respectfully burned according to American Legion protocol during the city's annual Flag Day service. This year’s event is at 6 p.m. June 14 at Ford Field Park.

Photo courtesy of the City of Dearborn. U.S. flags no longer fit for service are respectfully burned according to American Legion protocol during the city’s annual Flag Day service. This year’s event is at 6 p.m. June 14 at Ford Field Park.

DEARBORN – The public is invited to attend the city’s annual Flag Day commemoration ceremony at 6 p.m. June 14 at Ford Field Park, 22051 Cherry Hill Road.

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 front kiosk of the Dearborn Administrative Center, 16901 Michigan Ave., until June 12.

The public can also drop off tattered flags at the ceremony site beginning at 5:30 p.m. on June 14.

The Dearborn Fire Department will be on hand to ensure a safe burning environment.

June 14, 2015, will mark the 238th anniversary of the adoption of the nation’s flag by the Continental Congress in 1777.

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