Dispose of flags with dignity

By Roy Vega

Special to The PREVIEW

On June 14, we celebrate Flag Day. This day provides us with the opportunity to fly our flags and to replace any that are so faded, worn or frayed as to no longer be respectful of what they represent.

Once again, American Legion Mullins-Nickerson Post 108 is collecting unserviceable American and Colorado flags for proper retirement and disposal.

Flags in unserviceable condition should be disposed of with dignity. The American Legion provides this service, and worn flags may be turned in between now and June 13 to any Legionnaire or left at the Archuleta County Sheriff’s Office in the courthouse, Pagosa Fire District Station No. 1 at 191 N. Pagosa Blvd., or at Vega Insurance and Financial Services at 818 Rosita St. (across from Ruby Sisson Library). Flags may also be brought to the Legion Hall on Hermosa Street on Saturday, June 14. Retirement and disposal ceremonies are planned to follow the Post’s U.S. 84 clean-up activities that morning, time to be announced.

The public is welcome to attend the ceremony.