Legion posts to hold Flag Day events
Boy Scouts from Troop 3 of Steubenville, Ohio, and Troop 20 of Richmond, Ohio, help conduct a flag retirement ceremony at American Legion Post 557 in Wintersville, Ohio, on Flag Day. (Photo by Michael Henninger/The American Legion)

Legion posts to hold Flag Day events

American Legion posts across the country will hold flag retirement ceremonies on Flag Day, June 14. If your post is holding a Flag Day event, please share on legiontown.org. And as a reminder, a Flag Day speech is available for Legion posts to use.

On Tuesday, June 14, the following American Legion posts will hold flag retirement ceremonies.


American Legion Post 32 in Safford will hold a flag retirement ceremony at 11 a.m.


Stella Van Dyke Johnson American Legion Post 795 in South Lake Tahoe invites community members to join its Flag Day ceremony where American flags will be retired. The ceremony will be held at 5:30 p.m. at the post, 2748 Lake Tahoe Boulevard, South Lake Tahoe.


American Legion Post 20 in Bristol invites the community to attend its Flag Day ceremony at 6 p.m. at the post. The post will retire worn and used flags.


- American Legion Post 230 in Olney will conduct a flag burning ceremony on Flag Day at 4 p.m. at Mills Park in Clay City.

- American Legion Post 51 in Danville will have a flag presentation at St. Mary’s Hall, 231 N. State St., from 5-6:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend.


American Legion Post 5 in Emporia is hosting a Flag Day celebration and retirement ceremony at 5:30 p.m. at the post, 2921 W 12th Ave. The event includes a cookout, a flag etiquette presentation and a flag retirement. The public is welcomed and encouraged to bring unserviceable flags. New American flags will be available for purchase.


American Legion Post 221 in Leonardtown will lead a flag retirement ceremony during the Commissioners of St. Mary’s County Flag Day ceremonies at 6 p.m.


American Legion Post 290 in Cambridge will host a Flag Day retirement ceremony starting at 11 a.m. Anyone who has a flag that needs to be retired are encouraged to bring flags to the Legion post, located at 220 South Main Street. A luncheon will follow the event.

New York

- American Legion Post 61 in Watertown will hold a Flag Day and retirement ceremony at 6 p.m. at 138 Sterling Street.

- American Legion Post 214 in Warwick is hosting a flag retirement ceremony at 5 p.m. at the post, 71 Forester Ave. “Other than military personnel, few in our community have seen a flag retirement ceremony,” said Stan Martin, commander of Post 214 to the Warwick Advertiser. “This is a great opportunity for families, Scouts and other townspeople to share a learning experience and honor Old Glory.”


- American Legion Post 4 and Auxiliary Unit 4 in Livingston will conduct a flag retirement ceremony on the Overton County courthouse square at 6:30 pm. The event is open to the public. Those who have a torn and tattered flag in need of retirement are encouraged to bring it for retirement.

- American Legion Post 44 in Winchester will hold a flag retirement ceremony at 6 p.m. near the post at 105 W. Vine St. “We’re doing this because we feel the public needs to know how to dispose of an American flag — burning it as opposed to putting it in a garbage can,” said Post Commander Ray Cobb to the Herald Chronicle.


American Legion Post 49 in Smithfield will conduct a flag retirement June 18 at 1 p.m. at the post, located at 818 S. Church St. The public is invited to bring flags to the post for proper disposal.