Annual flag retirement ceremony on Thursday

Above: An American flag is placed on the fire at the annual flag retirement ceremony

Every year on or about Flag Day, Veterans of VFW Post 3276 and Legion Post 161 hold a flag retirement ceremony in Southborough’s Rural Cemetery. During the ceremony, flags collected from residents, as well as the ones replaced on Memorial Day, will be retired by ritual burning.

The Flag Retirement Ceremony this year will be held on Thursday at 6:00 pm at the Rural Cemetery.

American Legion Commander Steve Whynot said they have collected about 1,500 flags over the past year from various cemeteries, as well as from a collection box at the Transfer Station. If you have a flag to retire, you’re welcome to bring it to the cemetery on Thursday evening.

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