June 14 is Flag Day, a day that commemorates the adoption of the American flag in 1777, and Turnbow-Higgs American Legion Post 240 will once again host a flag burning ceremony at 6 p.m. Thursday at Post 240.
A flag should be disposed of only when it has become unsuitable for display due to fading, tearing, staining, mutilation or defacement.
“As part of Walmart’s recent renovation, Turnbow-Higgs American Legion Post 240 has refurbished the disposable flag collection box to its familiar location next to the Lions Club eyeglass recycle box at the Walmart grocery entrance,” said Legion Adjutant Roger Easter. “(So) take your old flags to your local American Legion (801 E. Washington Street) or use the disposable flag box.”
A reception with cookies and punch served by Auxiliary Unit 240 will follow the ceremony and the public is invited to attend.
“When delivering (flags) to Post 240, seal it in a plastic garbage bag or other container and leave it at the door entrance,” Easter said. “We will be happy to retire your flags.”
For more information contact Easter at 254-965-0806.