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U.S Flag Retirement Box Dedication Ceremony with the DAR

December 11, 2019 | 11 am
Bristol Public Library
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The Bristol Public Library, in conjunction with the Fort Chiswell Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), have created a space to place a U.S. Flag Retirement Drop Box for community use. The dedication of the drop box is scheduled for 11:00 am on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at the Bristol Public Library.

According to United States Flag Code, Title 4, Section 8k, the flag, when it is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem of display, should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning. Flag retirement services are offered by local Boy Scout troops each winter and by a local veterans group each summer. During these services, flags are burned, which has long been considered a dignified way of paying respect as a final tribute. Between these private, non-public ceremonies, the Daughters of the American Revolution saw a need to have a location for the community to drop the flags for the next retirement ceremony. The community, and especially local veterans, are invited to attend the dedication ceremony. Anyone with a tattered or worn flag is encouraged to bring it to the ceremony for disposal.

For more information contact Kayla Byrd, Program and Marketing Coordinator at 276-821-6147 or emailkayla@bristol-library.org.