• 57°

SLIP collects US Flags for special “Flag Retirement” program

Saluda Living in Place’s (SLIP) Veterans’ Program is collecting worn, faded and unwanted American flags beginning Tuesday May 25, for a special program to be held on Flag Day. Drop your flag in the special collection bin by the stage at Saluda’s McCreery Park on Main Street through Monday, June 14.

On Flag Day, Monday June 14 at 8:30 p.m. at the McCreery Park stage, come, learn and participate in the correct and honorable way to dispose of an American flag when it is no longer serviceable. The time-honored flag burning tradition will follow American Legion guidelines and will be a dignified tribute to the American flag and its symbolism. 

The 15-minute program will be delivered by the event’s co-chairs Frank McNutt, SLIP Board member and Owen Miller, SLIP Advisory Council member. The Reverend Bob Parsons of Saluda Methodist Church will offer the closing prayer and benediction. Bring your own chair if you are not able or do not want to stand during the program.  

All community members are invited to attend. We believe the ceremony will be especially meaningful for veterans and their families. School children’s lives will be enriched, as will all of our lives. We hope you’ll join us.  

For more information contact SLIP at 828-490-1040.

Submitted by DiAnne Arbour