FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Flag Retirement Ceremony at Flag Pole Hill
DALLAS, TX. — October 29, 2011 — Oldwornflag.com and the Dallas Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution are proud to announce a free, public flag retirement ceremony commemorating Veteran’s Day on Sunday, November 6th, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at Flag Pole Hill, 8100 Doran Circle, Dallas, Texas, 75238.
The dutiful and colorful event will begin with live patriotic music provided by Annie Benjamin. The Emmett J. Conrad High School Choir will also perform. Opening remarks will by made by Dallas City Councilman Jerry Allen. The dignified ceremony will include participation from many different service and veteran organizations including the Patriot Guard Riders of Texas. TAPS will be played by a live bugler provided by Bugles Across America and a rifle volley will be fired by The Lone Star Chapter of the Paralyzed Veterans of America
Attendees are encouraged to bring their old, worn national and/or state flags, a lawn chair, and a pair of scissors if they wish to participate with dismantling the flags before they are placed into the ceremonial fires.
Title 4, §8(k) of the United States Code states, “The flag, when it is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting symbol for display, should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning.”
Oldwornflag.com provides an important and much needed service to the community through their respectful retirement of flags. Their mission is threefold: to secure and remove flags on public display that are old and worn; to retire old and worn flags with the dignity and respect they deserve; and to educate the public regarding proper flag etiquette.
About the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR)
SAR is the leading male lineage society in the United States that perpetuates the ideals of the war for independence. It serves as a historical, educational, patriotic non-profit corporation which seeks to maintain and expand the meaning of patriotism, respect for national symbols and the value of American citizenship.