Veterans Advisory Board hosts flag retirement ceremony

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Veterans Advisory Board hosts flag retirement ceremony
Members of Westborough Boy Scout Troop 100 show the proper way to fold an American flag. (Photo/Maureen Sullivan)

WESTBOROUGH – On Sept. 30, the Veterans Advisory Board sponsored a flag retirement ceremony at Veterans Freedom Park off West Main Street.

The event featured a visit from the National Lancers, one of the nation’s oldest cavalry organizations.

Those having old or worn American flags brought them to the park for proper disposal; a firepit was maintained by volunteers to burn the flags.

Members of Boy Scout Troop 100 demonstrated the proper way to fold a flag.

The town’s police and fire departments, as well as the Department of Public Works, helped at the ceremony.

The VAB is preparing for Veterans Day, including the annual luncheon on Thursday, Nov. 9.

Veterans Advisory Board hosts flag retirement ceremony
Old and worn flags await burning during a flag retirement ceremony on Sept. 30 at Veterans Freedom Park. (Photo/Maureen Sullivan)

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