Flag-retirement event planned for Sunday
The Hoosier Elm chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, along with the Veterans Service office, the Masons, Moose and VFW groups, will conduct a flag-retirement event Sunday at 2 p.m. at O’Bannon Woods State Park, located west of Corydon.
American and Indiana state flags that are tattered and badly worn are retired in a prescribed order and disposed of in fire, which is the only way that flags are retired.
DAR member Chris Fisher has spent hours with the collected and donated flags, cutting off all the stripes and the union, which are then placed by participants into the fire.
The event will be done at the fire pits near the park’s Nature Center. There is a $7 per carload entrance fee so carpooling is recommended. Parking at the Nature Center is available.
People who wish to attend should consider taking a chair for sitting as there were a large number flags collected for this event. Spectators are reminded to use caution while attending this event.
There will be some children’s events at the Nature Center during this time for the younger visitors.
Organizers said this is a fitting event to honor worn flags as Flag Day is Monday, June 14.