By Paul Schmitt
A respectful and dignified way to retire a worn-out American Flag is by burning it. The American Post 262 in Luxemburg will be conducting a flag burning ceremony next Monday. Jerry Simonar, a Legionnaire for 65 years, describes the proper way the flags will be retired.
Simonar says the public ceremony will be at the Fireman’s Park next to the Village Hall in Luxemburg. The official burning of flags will begin at 6:30 pm. Over 350 flags have already been collected, according to Simonar. He adds that tattered flags may be dropped off at any time in a collection box that is located in front of the Bank of Luxemburg on Main Street.