American Legion, VFW hold joint Veterans Day Flag Retirement ceremony
Published 11:19 am Friday, November 11, 2022
The American Legion, Billy Glenn Rushing Post 90 and V.F.W. Post No. 7016 held a joint Veterans Day Flag Retirement ceremony today at the Veterans Monument next to Atmore City Hall.
The joint ceremony included the Pledge of Allegiance, readings of “My Name is Old Glory,” and the flag retirement script.
The old American Flag that was flying at the monument was folded and then burned during the ceremony. Other old and worn flags were burned as well.
The ashes from the burned flags will then be transferred to the Old Glory Lookout at Mt. Cheaha.
The flag folding team included Harold Madison, Mike Hanks and Joel Mackety from the American Legion, Billy Glenn Rushing Post 90; and Dave Gradia, Rob Protsman and Paul Harrison from the VFW Post 7016.