Posted on June 27, 2019 by admin
Between Memorial Day and Flag Day, State Representative Irene Haines (R-34) sponsored a worn, tattered, torn, or otherwise unserviceable American Flag collection which concluded with a formal retirement ceremony held the Saturday after Flag Day.
Collection boxes were placed at the East Hampton and East Haddam Town Halls for two weeks for residents to drop off their flags. The flag retirement ceremony was held at American Legion Post 156 in Moodus with assistance from the East Haddam Fire Department.
“With the start summer and patriotic holidays such as Fourth of July on the horizon, it was the perfect time to properly retire worn American flags,” said Rep. Haines. “I want to thank everyone who participated in this year’s flag drive, especially American Legion Post 156 and the East Haddam Fire Department for their reverent and fitting retirement ceremony.”