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Scout Troop 2222 and volunteers from Foreign War Veterans Station 577 will commemorate Flag Day by removing thousands of American flags.

The ceremony is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. at Valor Park, a lot adjacent to VFW Post 577 reserved for flag withdrawals, according to Post 577 quartermaster Joshua Starks.

“Valor Park is filled with ashes for the past decades of all flags,” Starks said. “So it just becomes the final resting place for all the flags that have reached the end of their service. “

The major part of the ceremony will be devoted to the removal of approximately 3,000 flags collected over the past year.

“We get about two and a half to three thousand flags in a year,” Starks said. “A lot of times companies collect their flags over the years because they don’t really know what to do with them. We always accept them at VFW, we have a flag donation box. “

The proper removal of the flag is a symbolic and important gesture for the volunteers at Station 577, Starks said. The flag is considered to have a lifespan like any other person on duty, and properly arranging the flags in accordance with the flag code is an important gesture of respect for the flag itself and the meaning it contains.