11th annual flag retirement/burning ceremony

Posted Online: May 25, 2011, 11:44 am
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Press release submitted by Richard Phillis, MD

On Saturday, June 18th, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. the 4th Degree Knights of Columbus will conduct the 11th annual flag retirement/burning ceremony.

Ceremony: Flag retirement ceremony.

Approximately 20 minutes

Location: St. Pius Church, Rock Island

30th St. and 31st Ave. Rock Island

Who: 4th Degree Knights of Columbus

Moline Civil Air Patrol

Viet Nam Veterans

Time: 10:00 a.m.

June 18th, 2011

Flags to be retired (tattered, soiled, frayed) may be dropped off at any fire station in Moline or Rock Island prior to June 16th. or brought to the event. The public is invited to attend.


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