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Flag Retirement Ceremony

Bloom Township High School NJROTC, VFW Post 311 (Richton Park), Chicago Heights Police Department, Chicago Heights Fire Department and the Prairie State College (PSC) Student Veterans Center conducted a community-wide Flag Retirement Ceremony on April 23, 2019 at PSC. 

The event included: 

Presentation of Colors, Pledge of Allegiance, Prayer, and Separating of the Colors – followed by the playing of Taps.

In keeping with the regulations set forth in the U. S. Flag Code, the Flag Retirement Ceremony is conducted as a dignified way to dispose of flags that are tattered, worn and are no longer serviceable for proper display.  It is a way of rendering final respects to ‘Old Glory.’
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