Flags Retired at Fort Randolph

June 22nd, 2018 by Jackie Haynes

Point Pleasant, W.Va. – (June 22nd, 2018) – Fruth Pharmacy collected worn and frayed flags from patrons and presented them to The Sons of the American Revolution for proper retirement. Sons of the American Revolution retired the flags during a ceremony held at Fort Randolph located in Krodel Park in Point Pleasant, W.Va. on June 14th at 6:14 p.m.

Fruth Pharmacy also donated flags to The Daughters of the American Revolution for a separate event.

Ed Cromley, member of The Sons of the American Revolution expressed, “the main idea is to retire flags with dignity and respect. I am grateful The Daughters of the American Revolution are also holding flag retirement ceremonies.”

During the ceremony, The Sons of the American Revolution shared the importance of flags to the individuals who donated them, “there are flags that covered caskets, flags handed to a surviving loved one, flags lowered to half-mast to represent mourning for lost lives and tragic events, flags that hung proudly and waved in the wind to remind us all of the freedoms we possess.”

The sound of the trumpet during the ceremony indicated when it was time to position the flags for proper disposal.

The Sons of the American Revolution perform this ceremony each year to ensure flags are given dignity and respect. U.S Flag Code (Section 176) requires that a worn or torn flag is burned to complete ashes.

If you would like to have your flag retired properly or want to learn more about membership in the Sons of the American Revolution, please contact the current local chapter president, Ed Cromley at ed_cromely@hotmail.com.

Fruth Pharmacy is a family owned company.  Currently, Fruth Pharmacy has 30 locations in West Virginia, Ohio, and Kentucky.  Fruth Pharmacy will celebrate 66 years in business this November.


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