VFW to hold flag retirement ceremony followed by dinner


Local veterans from VFW Post 1704 will be conducting a flag retirement ceremony on Saturday, March 2, 2024.  The ceremony will begin at 2 p.m. in the rear parking lot of VFW Post 1704, 707 S. Broad St. in Globe.

The American flag has a unique meaning to each and every person.  Not only in the USA, but all around the world, the American flag symbolizes hardiness, valor, vigilance, perseverance, justice, strength, and hope.  To all, it is a symbol of freedom. Freedom that has been fought so hard for over the decades.  

When our flags have been worn out in worthy service, they must be respectfully retired and disposed of without showing disgrace.  According to Title 4-Flag and Seal, Seat of Government, and the United States; Chapter 1-The Flag; §8. Respect for flag, (k); 

“The flag, when it is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem for display, should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning.”

If you have a heavily worn, torn, faded, soiled, or damaged flag, bring it on Saturday, March 2, and join us for its proper disposal in this solemn ceremony.  

Plan to join us for our flag retirement ceremony and stay for hot dogs and chips – all starting at 2 p.m., Saturday, March 2 at VFW Post 1704, 707 S. Broad St. in Globe.  

Help us help our Globe-Miami veterans.  All donations remain local.  No one does more for our local veterans.