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Flag Retirement Ceremony

Staff Writer
LA Junta Tribune
Flags posted along the central U.S. 50 curve that bends through Las Animas Monday in observation of Labor Day.

Contributed by Kathleen Tomlin

VFW Post and Auxiliary #2411 proudly invite the community to a “Flag Retirement Ceremony” at the VFW Post parking lot on this Sept. 22 – Patriot Day. The event will be held at 4pm, and you can bring your American flags that are worn out and need retired. We will be gathering at 3pm to prepare for the ceremony and refreshments in the Post Hall will be available. A Freedom Cruise will be held at 3:30 p.m. and again immediately following the ceremony.

We are inviting youth in the community to join us and participate, and everyone can learn the right way to retire flags. We posted the Las Animas Avenue of Flags for Labor Day and they looked awesome, especially the service flags on the curve. We will

hang the Avenue again on Patriot’s Day, starting at 6am at Donkle Storage just south of Health Mart, then we will take them down at 6pm. If you have any questions, contact Jess Garcia, Commander, VFW, or Kathleen Tomlin, President, VFW Auxiliary. God bless our Veterans and God Bless America.