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VFW event May 7 will include salute to veterans, flag retirement

Posted: Sunday, May 01, 2011



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 with 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,, or contact your local post commander.

VFW Post 6445 in Harlem will be conducting a flag retirement ceremony on Saturday at the post home, 6423 Wrightsboro Road, Harlem. Torn or faded U.S. flags can be dropped off at this location anytime. We will also be hosting the annual Fish-A-Rama for the residents of the Georgia War Veterans Nursing Home. We will be honoring two distinguished members of our district, Roger Reid and Al Mays, both of whom are Pearl Harbor survivors. The public is welcome to attend this Loyalty Day event beginning at 10 a.m.

Old Glory has been flying for more than 233 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



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