American Flag Retirement

Some area veterans plan to show their patriotism and their respect for the stars and stripes this weekend with a flag retirement ceremony in Dothan.

If you have an old tattered American flag that needs to be replaced, you can drop it off at your nearest Wal-Mart store or you can take it to the VFW Post on Taylor Road.

Saturday morning, the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion will hold a ceremony at Dothan VFW Post 30-73.

They will burn the flags, which is the official way to dispose of them.

The public is invited to attend the flag retirement ceremony as part of next Monday’s Flag Day observance.