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Official flag decommissioning ceremony set for June 23

Eric Sucar
Members of the American Legion break out of formation during the flag retirement ceremony held at American Legion Post 211 in Sayreville on June 14. American Legion Post 211 retired hundreds of flags during the ceremony.

An official flag decommissioning ceremony will be held at 6 p.m. June 23 at Veterans Park, Klockner Road entrance, Hamilton Township. Rain date is June 23 at 6:30 p.m. Note: This is rescheduled from June 21.

Each year, the Mercer County Office of Veteran Services partners with American Legion Post 31 and the Hamilton Township Patriotic Committee to hold the time-honored decommissioning, also known as flag retirement. American flags that have become tattered, soiled or are otherwise no longer fit for display will be burned in a dignified manner in a large pit during the ceremony and the flames will be doused by the Hamilton Township Fire Division.


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