Veterans Celebrate Flag Day

By: Kelly Sparks
By: Kelly Sparks

From businesses to front yards, the American Flag flew across the nation today in honor of Flag Day, marking the 228th birthday of the United States Flag.

Different ceremonies were held across the US in honor of this celebration. Tuesday afternoon, a special ceremony was held at VFW Post 1298 in Bowling Green where 52 unserviceable flags were properly retired. The unserviceable flags were first properly folded, burned and then the ashes were buried on the grounds of the VFW.

"The flag is worth fighting for, living for, as well as dying for."

Veteran C.D. Whitmer served from 1957 to 1963 and says the American Flag reminds him of those who sacrificed their life to defend their country.

"We would not have the freedom that we have today, if it hadn't been for all those standing for what this service means."

If you have an unserviceable flag you can drop it off at any fire station or any of your VFW Posts and they will make sure it gets a proper retirement.

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