78 F
West Bend

VIDEO | Flag-burning retirement ceremony at American Legion Post No. 36 in West Bend, WI

West Bend, WI – About a dozen people turned out on Flag Day, June 14, 2023, to witness a flag-burning retirement ceremony at the American Legion Lt. Ray Dickop Post No. 36 in West Bend, WI.

Section 8(k) of the Flag Code: “The flag, when it is in such a condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem for display, should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning.”

Click HERE to SUBSCRIBE to FREE local news at
Washington County Insider on YouTube

flag burning
American Legion Post No. 36 prep for flag-burning retirement ceremony

Prior to the ceremony, Legion members stacked two tables, on either side of a burn barrel, with 400 tattered and damaged American flags.

Since 1937, The American Legion has promoted the use of a public flag disposal ceremony.


This ceremony is a fitting tribute and an overt expression of patriotism, which enhances the public’s understanding of honor and respect due the American flag.

flag burning

flag burning, rick gundrum, 36
American Legion Post No. 36 hosts flag-burning retirement ceremony

The ceremony began at 7:15 p.m. and over an hour later, veterans were still on hand burning flags as there were over 400 U.S. flags turned in over the past year.

cast iron

Leave a Reply

Work or the content on WashingtonCountyInsider.com cannot be downloaded, printed, or copied. The work or content on WashingtonCountyInsider.com prohibits the end user to download, print, or otherwise distribute copies.


FREE local news at Washington County Insider on YouTube

Related Articles