June 14th marks the 242st birthday of Old Glory, the world’s prominent symbol of freedom and independence. Flag Day, first established by Bernard Cigrand in 1885, is marked by displaying the American flag in homes and public buildings, flag-raising ceremonies, parades, and other public celebrations.
Mountain View Memorial Park will host a to honor Flag Day on Saturday, June 22nd. At 11:00 a.m. The ceremony, open to the public, will be conducted by Scouts BSA Troop 129 from Boones Mill. As part of the celebration, a flag collection box is in place at the entrance to the park in front of the office.
Individuals can place faded, worn and deteriorated flags in the box, which will be properly retired by a flag burning ceremony according to flag etiquette. Flags can be deposited at any time leading up to the ceremony. The retirement ceremony will take place near the entrance to Forest Rest Natural Cemetery.
Mountain View Memorial Park is located outside of Boones Mill, in Franklin County, at 5970 Grassy Hill Road.
For more information please contact Casey Altice, Mountain View Memorial Park at 540-334-5410