For Immediate Release
FREE Public Flag Retirement Ceremony to Commemorate Flag Day, June 14, 2015
DALLAS, TX. — June 5, 2015 — Oldwornflag.com and the Dallas Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution are proud sponsors of a free, public flag retirement ceremony commemorating Flag Day. This patriotic event will be held on Flag Day, Sunday, June 14th, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. at Flag Pole Hill, 8100 Doran Circle, Dallas, Texas, 75238.
The dutiful and colorful ceremony will include the Patriot Guard Riders lining Doran Circle with national flags. The event will begin with their motorcycle procession, live patriotic music provided by Barbara McMillen, and a welcome address by District 10 Dallas City Councilman, Jerry R. Allen. The program will include participation from various service, veteran and civic organizations including Girl Scouts Northeast Texas Honor Guard.
At the conclusion of the ceremony, a live rifle volley will be presented by the Lone Star Chapter of Paralyzed Veterans of America and “Taps” will be sounded by Mr. Larry Quave, a member of Bugles Across America, a non-profit organization of buglers across the country.
Attendees are encouraged to bring their old, worn national and/or state flags for proper retirement and a lawn chair as no seating is provided at the location. The formal ceremony will last approximately 25 minutes followed by public participation with dismantling and retiring flags.
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’s 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.
About the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR)
The SAR is the leading male lineage society established in 1889 that perpetuates the ideals of the war for independence. It serves as a historical, educational and patriotic, non-profit corporation which seeks to maintain and expand the meaning of patriotism, respect for our national symbols, the value of American citizenship, and the unifying force of "e pluribus unum" that was created from the people of many nations -one nation and one people.
Jeanette Prasifka, Founder, oldwornflag.com