On Sunday morning December 5, 2021, members of the Cincinnati Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution (CCSAR) joined the Chambers Hautman Budde American Legion Post 534 at their lodge on 4818 River Road for our annual Flag Retirement Ceremony.
American Legion Color Guard members joined the legion’s Safety team at the burn pit site, along with the CCSAR Nolan Carson Memorial Color Guard and its 5 member Musket Unit.
The Post 534 Commander confirmed readiness of the Flag Retirement Burn Team and requested the verbal assurance that each of the flags to be retired had met their service requirements. A Prayer followed with homage to all those who’ve flown these banners and hope for the replacement flags to be properly honored.
CCSAR Flag Committee Chair Michael Gunn presented a SAR Flag Retirement Certificate to Post # 534 Commander Mike Bender.
After the Color Guard unit led by Brad Jarard was brought to Attention and “Present Arms” declared, the musket unit fired their flintlocks as a booming send off to the actual flag burning activity.
A proper and honorable end for our National Colors that have served us well!