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American Legion will retire flags Monday night
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Forsyth County News

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American Legion Post 307 and Cub Scout Pack 8307 flag retirement ceremony

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Post Commander Geoff Toman at (678) 372-2463.
National Guard Armory, 429 Canton Hwy.
7 p.m. Monday

Have an old American flag and not sure what to do with it?

Members of American Legion Post 307 will hold a flag retirement ceremony Monday night at the Georgia National Guard Armory on Canton Highway.

Post Commander Geoff Toman said the public is invited to attend the event, which begins at 7 p.m., and bring their "soiled, worn or discolored" American flags for proper disposal.

"Flag Day is June 14, but because we hold our meetings on Mondays, we’re just cheating it by one day," Toman said.

Members of Cub Scout Pack 8307 will also take part in the ceremony, which Toman said includes an inspection of each flag to make sure it is no longer usable.

The flags are then honored in a retirement ceremony before being burned.

Toman said the American Legion post holds the flag retirement ceremony at least once a year.

"The people of Cumming keep our flag retirement box at Fire Station 1, by the [Cumming] Fairgrounds full," Toman said. "So we sometimes do this a few times a year."

Anyone with an old American flag is welcome to attend.

The flag drop-off box is available year-round outside Forsyth County Fire Station One on Castleberry Road.