The Paradise Historical Society will host a ceremony Saturday, November 12 at 10:00 AM at the Paradise Veteran’s Memorial Park. The ceremony will honor local Veterans and Boy Scout Troup 194 will perform a Flag Retirement Ceremony.
Paradise is honored to include the only Flag Retirement receptacle in Wise County which was an Eagle Scout project by Kodee Christensen of Paradise.
The retirement box, located at the Paradise Veterans Memorial Park on Main Street in Paradise, is a way for local citizens to deposit their old and frayed flags so that they may be disposed of properly. Troup 194 Committee Chairman, Mike Christensen advised that over 150 flags have already been retrieved from the box for proper disposal since the box was placed in August.
Flag Retirement is one of the many duties that Boy Scouts are honored to perform as part of their Scout service. United States Code, Title 4, Subsection 8 (k) says that “the flag, when it is in such condition that is no longer a fitting emblem for display, should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning.”
The public is invited to attend this opportunity to honor our Veterans who have served in the United States Armed Forces and to witness the solemn and dignified retirement of a United States Flag.
Questions contact Donna Weeden of Paradise Historical Society at 940-859-3691.