Flag Disposal Detail; 25 June, 2016
Flag Disposal Detail
Glendale Cemetery, Des Moines
25 June, 2016

As an integral part of fulfilling our deeply held commitment to public service, Guardsmen of the 49th Iowa, Iowa Military Heritage Society came together today to retire unserviceable National Colors at Glendale Municipal Cemetery in Des Moines.

For the past four years, the unit has provided this service to the municipally-owned and operated cemeteries of Glendale and Woodland (a Division of the Des Moines Parks and Recreation Department). Between two and four of these ceremonial retirement in compliance with Federal statutes and military tradition are performed annually dependent upon need. The largest of these entailed the disposal of over 2,500 flags on one detail approximately two years ago. Today’s exercises consisted of the retirement of approximately five-hundred flags collected since last fall when the last ceremony was held.

Another of these ceremonies is slated for 5th November, 2016 at Glendale.

Respectfully Submitted,

1/Lt. David M. Lamb
Inf., Commanding
“The Governor’s Own”

Posted by Cpl Stahr on Sunday 26 June 2016 - 16:06:20 | LAN_THEME_20

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