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American Legion Holds Flag Disposal Ceremony

Farmington post continues Flag Day tradition.

held its annual ceremony for the disposal of old flags Tuesday at 6 p.m., in the parking lot behind the Farmington post headquarters.

The event is always held on Flag Day, June 14, which commemorates the day the U.S. flag was adopted in 1777, by order of the Second Continental Congress.

About a dozen people attended the event, including a group of Cub Scouts who assisted with the ceremony. After certifying that the flags were no longer serviceable, members burned them, in keeping with the requirements of the U.S. Flag Code.

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