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Posted on: June 16, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Flag Retirement Ceremony on June 17

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Wellesley's flag retirement ceremony will take place on Thursday, June 17 to properly dispose of worn or damaged United States flags. The community is invited to attend. 

The ceremony will be held at Woodlawn Cemetery at 10:00 a.m. The approved method of disposing of unserviceable flags is to burn them.

Every year Wellesley veterans work with the Town's Graves and Ceremonial Officer and the Fire and Police Departments to properly dispose of flags that have become faded, worn, or damaged. 

Throughout the year, the Veterans Services office on the first floor of Wellesley Town Hall collects worn or damaged flags to be disposed of during the ceremony. 

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