Last year Our Savior established what is hoped to become a new tradition with respect to retiring and replacing the United States flag that flies above our Memorial Garden by holding a short service on Veteran’s Day each year, regardless of the day of the week on which it occurs. On Sunday, November 11, Veteran’s Day, at noon, Pastor Wayne will lead a brief ceremony where the current flag donated by retired West Point graduate Paul Franke will be retired and a new flag donated by Clive Crosbie will be flown. The retired flag will be returned to the original donor or turned over to the American Legion Post 38 in Haddonfield for proper disposal. The Legion’s American flag disposal receptacle and ceremony were an Eagle Scout project completed by Jonathan Baxter, a member of Our Savior.
If you would like to donate a flag for future years it should be at least 3’x5’ or 4’x6’ in dimension for our 20-foot pole. We look forward to this being an annual event to honor our veterans as well as retire and replace our Memorial Garden flag.