Harlem's VFW post will assist in retiring faded banners on Flag Day

Posted: Sunday, March 28, 2010

Editor:

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In the past few years there has been a resurgence of patriotic pride. The U.S. flag can be seen flying everywhere to indicate a symbol of unity and to remember those who have died for our country. Many individuals asking questions about proper flag etiquette have contacted the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and we appreciate their questions.

To assist in displaying our nation's symbol, I would like to share a few guidelines:

A flag displayed on a car should be fastened to the right-side bumper, to the antenna or to the window.

If displaying a flag on a wall, the blue field should be in the upper left corner and it should never touch the ground.

When displaying an all-weather flag outdoors, 24 hours a day, there should be a light near it at night so it is not in complete darkness.

Above all, when the flag becomes worn or tattered, please replace it. For additional flag etiquette information, visit the VFW Web site, www.vfw.org, or contact your local post commander.

VFW Post 6445 will be conducting a flag retirement ceremony on Flag Day, June 14, at the post home, 6423 Wrightsboro Road, Harlem. Torn or faded U.S. flags can be dropped off at this location starting on Loyalty Day, May 1, through June 14.

Remember: Old Glory has been flying for more than 232 years, and will be flying for many more years in the future. Thank you for showing your patriotic pride, and God bless America.

Dixie Norris

Americanism chairman

VFW 6445 Ladies Auxiliary

Harlem



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