Legion, Lyndonville FD give 600 American flags a proper retirement

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 15 June 2022 at 7:49 am

Photos courtesy of Steve Goodrich

LYNDONVILLE – Scott Goetze, past post commander of the American Legion in Lyndonville, readies flags to be placed into a fire on Tuesday evening during a flag retirement ceremony at Lynhaven Cemetery.

The ceremony was held on Flag Day. The Houseman-Tanner Post members were assisted by Rita Helsdon and the Lyndonville Fire Department in the proper retirement of more than 600 flags, including 50 that flew in Lyndonville.

American Legion Adjutant Joe Hausler keeps a watchful eye on the fire.

Post member Katherine Kage gets ready to place flags into the fire.

Anyone with older flags that need to be retired are welcome to contact Steve Goodrich, the post commander, or any other post member.