Veterans Services Director Kevin Jarvis has announced that there will be a Flag Retirement Ceremony on Saturday, June 16, 2018 at 10 AM at the rear of Holy Cross Cemetery, Lynn Street entrance. Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Veterans, students and volunteers are asked to arrive at 9 AM to prepare the flags for the retirement ceremony.
Malden High School students, Salemwood and Forestdale School students, Malden Catholic students, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, Veterans and many, many volunteers recently placed flags on Veterans’ graves in the City cemeteries in preparation for Memorial Day. During this time they also collected thousands of old and unserviceable flags. The flags are retired in a traditional ceremony every year which promotes the proper respect for our United States flags by honorably disposing of old, worn and unserviceable flags. Only cloth flags can be retired in our annual solemn ceremony.
If you would like to participate in the Flag Retirement Ceremony please contact the Veterans Services Department at 781-397-7139.
Released by the Office of Mayor Gary Christenson
Photo by City of Malden