Flag Retirement Ceremony

In the morning at 10 AM on December 1, 2019 7 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.

A group of people standing in front of a crowd

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After all units were brought to Attention and “Present Arms” declared, the musket unit fired three volleys with their flintlocks to set off the actual incineration. A proper and honorable end for our National Colors!                        

American Legion Color Guard members joined their Safety team at the burn pit site, along with the CCSAR Nolan Carson Memorial Color Guard and its 6 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 met their service requirements. A Prayer followed with homage to all those who’ve flown these banners and hope for the replacements to be properly honored.

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