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Flag Retirement Ceremony

Chennault Aviation and Military Museum
701 Kansas Lane, Monroe

The Chennault Aviation and Military Museum will present a flag retirement ceremony to help ensure that tattered, faded flags are retired in a dignified and respectful manner. We encourage citizens to replace worn flags with new flags. Unserviceable flags can be dropped off at the Hemline Monroe or the museum from now until December 10th during business hours. Worn flags can also be brought to the ceremony. Military etiquette dictates that worn flags be burned in a retirement ceremony and that the ashes be gathered and buried. The burning is to symbolize purification and rebirth when performed. The ceremony will be performed by representatives from veterans’ organizations and first responders. New, quality flags can be purchased from the Chennault Museum and Hemline with proceeds benefitting the museum. The ashes from the retired flags will be buried at a later date near the Fallen Soldier Memorial at the Chennault Museum. This event is contingent on the weather. The public can check the museum Facebook page for updates: https://www.facebook.com/ChennaultMuseum/

 


General Information

Dates: 12/11/2018 - 12/11/2018
Hours: 6:00 pm
Cost: Free
Location : 701 Kansas Lane, Monroe LA 71201
Phone: 318-362-5540


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