Dedication & Flag Retirement Ceremony – Sunday, June 14 @ 1 p.m.
June 14 is Flag Day. It was established to commemorate the adoption of the flag of the United States on June 14, 1777.
Jacob Alford focused his Eagle Scout project on raising money to purchase and design an official American Flag depository, which he has now donated to the Lone Star Flight Museum, making the museum an official flag depository location.
An official presentation of the depository and flag retirement ceremony will take place at the museum.
Participating in the Ceremony Include:
★Museum President and CEO Douglas H. Owens, Lt. Gen. (ret.)
★ Friendswood Scout Troop 442 will perform a formal flag retiring ceremony
★ Eagle Scout candidate Jacob Alford will formally gift the new flag depository to the museum.
Expected guests include Friendswood Mayor Mike Foreman and representatives from American Legion Post 490.
The United States Flag Code states, 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.
As an official flag depository location, residents are encouraged to bring their worn/retired American flags to the museum and place them in the depository during normal museum hours.
Friendswood Scout Troop 442 will periodically collect the flags and conduct safe and appropriate offsite ceremonies burning the flags.
It is not required to purchase a museum ticket to deposit a flag, nor does depositing a flag including entry to the museum hangars or exhibits.