Join the Hamden-North Haven Elks Lodge on the North Haven town green Friday, June 11 to celebrate and honor the flag. The ceremony begins at 6 p.m. and will include a presentation on the history of the flag with the Hamden/North Haven Girl Scout Color Guard, which will also demonstrate the flag-folding ceremony.
A Hamden-North Haven Elks Lodge press release states: "Damaged and worn U.S. flags may be brought to this event for ceremonial disposal at a later date. Elk Lodges across the nation and its territories take great pride in honoring our flag and celebrate Flag Day annually, which was initiated nationally in the United States by The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks."
Flag Day is Monday, June 14. The U.S. Flag Code specifies that the flag, when it is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem for display, should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning.
For more information about the June 11 ceremony, contact Bob Bankowski at 203-619-4376 or Bonnie Young 303-675-3887. In case of inclement weather, call the Lodge at 203-248-2224 after 3 p.m.
To support or become involved with the Hamden-North Haven Elks – an organization dedicated to patriotism, service to veterans as well as youth through scholarship, sports and drug awareness and prevention programs – contact Andy Caporossi at 203-248-2224.