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Flag Decommissioning ceremony set for 9/19

by Community Contributor

The Mercer County Executive and the Office of Veteran Services invite the public to an official flag decommissioning ceremony on Tuesday, September 19, at 6pm at Veterans Park (Klockner Road entrance) in Hamilton Township. The rain date is September 20.

Each year, the Mercer County Office of Veteran Services holds the time-honored decommissioning, also known as “flag retirement.” American flags that have become tattered, soiled or are otherwise no longer fit for display will be burned in a dignified manner in a large pit during the ceremony and the flames will be doused by the Hamilton Township Fire Division.

Individuals and organizations that wish to have an American flag properly disposed of at this year’s ceremony should bring the flag to Mercer County Veteran Services, 1440 Parkside Ave., Ewing; Mercer County Connection, Route 33 at Paxson Avenue, Hamilton; or the County Administration Building, 640 South Broad St., Trenton, no later than Monday, September 11.

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