Elmhurst American Legion Lays Torn and Tattered Flags to Rest Saturday

The formal disposal ceremony is held annually in conjunction with Flag Day.

held its annual flag disposal Saturday. The ceremony, which is held annually in conjunction with Flag Day, takes place in the Post parking lot.

The ceremony is brief, but the flag disposal takes hours. Groups from all over the area collect hundreds of torn and tattered flags for the ceremony each year.

Flag Day commemorates June 14, 1777, when the U.S. approved the design for the first national flag.


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