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New Providence American Legion Observes Flag Day with Ceremony to Retire American Flags

New Providence American Legion Post observed Flag Day with Flag Burning Ceremony to retire American flags which have become faded, frayed, soiled or otherwise unserviceable. Credits: Linda Kale
Credits: Linda Kale
Credits: Linda Kale
Linda Kale of the New Providence Historical Society and Mayor Al Morgan participated in the borough's Flag Day ceremonies. Credits: Linda Kale
Credits: Linda Kale
Credits: Linda Kale
Credits: Linda Kale
Credits: Linda Kale
Credits: Linda Kale

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ -  New Providence American Legion Post 433 held its Flag Retirement Ceremony on Flag Day, June 14 at the Legion Hall, 357 Elkwood Avenue.

American flags which have become faded, frayed, soiled or otherwise unserviceable were retired by destroying with full respect and honor. These rites include burning on an appropriate pyre. 

Since 1946, American Legion Post 433 has served veterans of New Providence, Summit and Berkeley Heights. In addition to conducting the Flag Retirement Ceremony, Post 433 annually sponsors New Providence’s Memorial Day parade. Post 433 is active throughout the year by hosting patriotic services, sponsoring day trips to military and historic sites and providing a voice for area veterans.

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For further information, contact New Providence American Legion at 908-464-9010.

The folds of the flag signify as follows (as previously published in TAPinto New Providence):

The first fold is a symbol of life.

The second fold is a symbol of our belief in eternal life.

The third fold is made in honor and remembrance of the veterans departing our ranks, and who have a portion of their lives for the defense of our country to attain peace throughout the world.

The fourth fold represents our weaker nature; for as American citizens trusting in God, it is to Him we turn in times of peace, as well as in time of war, for His divine guidance.

The fifth fold is a tribute to our country, for in the words of Stephen Decatur, “Our Country, in dealing with other countries, may she always be in the right, but it is still our country, right or wrong.”

The sixth fold is for where our hearts lie. It is with our heart that we pledge allegiance to the Flag and to the republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.

The seventh fold is a tribute to our Armed Forces, for it is through the Armed Forces that we protect our country.

The eighth fold is a tribute to the one who entered into the valley of the shadow of death, that we might see the light of day.

The ninth fold is a tribute to womanhood, for it has been through their faith, love, loyalty and devotion that the character of men and women who have made this country great have been molded.

The 10th fold is a tribute to the father, for he, too, has given his sons and daughters for the defense of our country.

The 11th fold, in the eyes of Hebrew citizens, represents the lower portion of the seal of King David and King Solomon, and glorifies in their eyes, the God of Abraham, Issac, and Jacob.

The 12th fold, in the eyes of Christian citizens, represents an emblem of eternity, and glorifies, in their eyes, God the Father, the Son and Holy Spirit.

When completely folded, the stars are uppermost reminding us of our Nations motto, “In God We trust.” After the Flag is completely folded and tucked in, it takes on the appearance of a cocked hat, ever reminding us of the soldiers who served under General George Washington and the Sailors and Marines who served under Captain John Paul Jones.

This Flag, which we honor and under which we serve, is the emblem of our unity, our power, our thought and purpose as a nation. It has no other character that than which we give it from generation to generation.....And yet, though silent, it speaks to us -- speaks to us of the past, of the men and women who went before us, and all of the records they wrote upon it. - President Woodrow Wilson. Flag Day 1917

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