Wilton veterans will retire American flags

Don Hazzard, of American Legion Post 86, prepares to burn worn out American flags during a formal flag retirement ceremony. The post will hold this year’s ceremony on Sept. 15.

Don Hazzard, of American Legion Post 86, prepares to burn worn out American flags during a formal flag retirement ceremony. The post will hold this year’s ceremony on Sept. 15.

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Members of American Legion Post 86 will conduct their annual flag retirement ceremony Sunday, Sept. 15, at noon.

The community is invited to attend the formal program where old, worn and unserviceable American flags are honorably retired by burning them.

American flags to be retired may be deposited in the drop box in front of the post at 112 Old Ridgefield Road.