The VFW in Adrian sends their heartfelt thanks to the young men and women of FBLA in the Adrian High School for their help in preparing flags to be retired.
The Adrian Veterans of Foreign Wars takes in literally hundreds of tattered/worn US flags that they respectfully retire periodically. There is a depository stand on the west side of the VFW Post Building just for folks to deposit their old flags instead of having them put in a dumpster.
Veterans ask that you proudly fly Old Glory and properly retire them when they are no longer useful, and if you need a new one, we have very good American made flags for sale every day for $20.00. See Denny Petty, Tim Hummel or Don Arndt for a new flag or come to the VFW post any Wednesday morning before 8:30 am to make that purchase.
Every flag the VFW in Adrian retires by burning is folded in the traditional tri-fold before burning. Every flag is then saluted by a veteran as it is retired. Many times we attach a deceased veteran name to a flag when asked. That invitation is always extended to everyone wanting to have a veteran’s name read aloud with the flag as it is retired.
Folding the flags has been a project for years that the members of the VFW of Adrian have done on cold mornings over coffee. However, thanks to the “Future Business Leaders of America” at the Adrian High School, the VFW is receiving much appreciated help! FBLA has taken on this project to help, and they have already folded over 300 flag. They have a done a beautiful job of it as well. They are folded perfectly, and it has never been done so well. These young ladies and gentlemen have the admiration and heartfelt thanks for their generosity, their time, and their labors from the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Adrian.
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