Flag Day Ceremony
A Flag Ceremony will be performed on Monday June 14, 2021 at the American Legion Jack Grennan Post 62 at 107 East Prairie Street in Sequim at 2:00 p.m. The community ceremony will retire via flames which is the proper, dignified way of destroying the United States of America Flag that no longer is fit to service the nation.
"The American Legion passed a resolution about flag retirement ceremonies in 1937. The U.S. flag is considered such a sacred symbol that burning it in an undignified manner constitutes desecration. That's why the ceremonies are held in a specific manner. The flags that are no longer serviceable are presented to Legion commanders, who inspect them to make sure they should, in fact, be discarded. When it's agreed upon that they've reached their current worn state due to proper service of tribute, memory and love, a color guard presents the colors and a chaplain offers prayers." - U.S. Department of Defense
The American Legion Riders, Post 29 will provide a Flag Line honoring the Flag. Flag Day is a celebration of the American flag that occurs each year on the anniversary of the flag's official adoption, June 14. What we know fondly as the "Stars and Stripes" was adopted by the Continental Congress as the official American flag on June 14, 1777, in the midst of the Revolutionary War. This outdoor ceremony is open to the public; everyone is invited to honor the US Flag.