Public invited to flag retirement ceremony Oct. 28

DEARBORN – The public is invited to attend a patriotic flag retirement ceremony at 1 p.m. Oct. 28 at the Dearborn Historical Museum’s Commandant’s Quarters, 21950 Michigan Ave.

This ceremony will honor the meaning behind the U.S. flag and provide for the proper disposal of a worn out flag.

“Each year, the Navy recruiting station searches for a flag that needs to be retired, and the Dearborn Historical Museum’s flag was ready for a proper flag burning ceremony,” Chief Petty Officer Ryan Serecky said.

The commemoration will include a dignified ceremony to burn the museum’s flag. The flag will be cut into strips, and each strip will be burned one at a time, according to American Legion protocols for the disposal of flags that are no longer fit for public display.

The ceremony will be attended by Naval personnel and veteran groups. Mayor John O’Reilly Jr. will give welcoming remarks.