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Museum to Hold Flag Retirement Ceremony on June 15

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The Museum of Military History in Kissimmee will honor and celebrate Flag Day, which is June 14, with a Flag Retirement Ceremony to be held on Saturday, June 15, beginning at 12 noon. The public is invited to attend.

Proper etiquette and guidelines for the disposal of an American flag that has become too tattered for display, state that the flag should be destroyed in a dignified manner. Burning the flag after a proper retirement ceremony is the preferred method to dispose of a flag. This is the ceremony that will be held at the museum. One ceremonial flag will be disposed of during this event but if you have a flag that needs to be disposed of properly, bring it to the Museum.

This is an excellent opportunity for youngsters to see the retirement ceremony and for all to show respect to the flag. Flags to be disposed of can be dropped off at the museum any time, not just on Saturday.

Flag Day commemorates the adoption of the lag of the United States on June 14, 1777 by resolution of the Second Continental Congress. The date was officially established in 1916 when President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation that officially established June 14 as Flag day; and was established by Congress as National Flag Day by an Act of Congress in August 1946.

The Museum of Military History is located at 5210 W. Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway, Kissimmee, FL 34746. It is open Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

For more information on the Museum of Military History please visit their website at www.museumofmilitaryhistory.com.