Flag Retirement Ceremony at Gabe Nesbit Park in McKinney, Texas

Here is a description of the event in SAR Compatriot Dan Reed's own words:

"May 21st Armed Forces Day the McKinney Chapter # 63 with help from Denton Chapter #23 , Plano Chapter #37, and the Heart of Texas Chapter #26 along with the DAV and VFW of McKinney had a Flag Retirement program. The C. A. R. and local DAR Chapters also helped organize the program."

"There was a symbolic retirement of one Flag. We have over 400 Flags to retire. The local VFW will dispose of these Flags."

"The Ambassador Fletcher Warren Chapter also participated but understand that they have already qualified for the Partners in Patriotism Certificate. One of the beneficial things our Chapters in the North Texas area does is combined programs. Except for Plano these are smaller Chapters. Separate they struggle, but combined they make a difference."

"There was over 75 in attendance at the retirement program."

"Also recognition has helped inactive members become active. Here is his slide show of the event." Click here for the meeting minutes.

Photos from Mike Ghormley.