FRAMINGHAM – The MetroWest Vietnam Veterans Committee, in collaboration with Framingham Veterans Council; National Lancers; Framingham Elks; Framingham Fire Department; Framingham Police Department; Middlesex County Veterans Treatment Court; and the Natick Veterans Council, will hold a ceremonial American flag disposal event on June 13.
The event will take place at the National Lancers facility, 1 Merchant Road in Framingham at 4 p.m.
Given the volume of flags that have accrued in Framingham, it will be necessary, under the guidance of the Framingham Fire Department, to create a large fire pit in one of the National Lancer’s fields, said Coordinator Ed Carr.
That being said, the collaborators of this event are hoping to not only take the “civic action” necessary to dispose of our most greatly revered symbol, the flag, but also to open the ceremony up to the public with any flags they may have which have reached the end of a useful life. This would be an opportunity for families to participate and teach their children that we are all united under one flag, no matter what our differences are. Further, this is the “civic action” we take to dispose of the symbol, said Carr.
We are hoping to include as many color guards from as many organizations as possible. Color Guards will form up and proceed to the disposal area. If your organization is interested in participating or just disposing of your flags, please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org for details and directions, said Carr.
The Lancers have graciously provided the facility to conduct this “civic action” as well will to make available their museum for browsing and their horses to be petted by the children, said Carr.
The ceremony will be conducted rain or shine.