Giving Back

Randolph VFW Post 7333 Retires Flags in Annual Ceremony

84b174f475e6011ab9fa_IMG_5568.jpg
ac2cf323bf2d9b896dd5_IMG_5405.jpg
8fd9c6272bae9fc88965_IMG_5553.jpg
770d90be17913b619534_IMG_5391.jpg
4d25a5063c23369d6985_IMG_5499.jpg
18330c97da88ef46c515_IMG_5395.jpg
e3e6bffb3752acade1cb_IMG_5451.jpg
f1e3ff081bd1514e56c5_IMG_5459.jpg
9824cc800d34d6bb985e_IMG_5463.jpg
46bfb5602b31a322f92e_IMG_5419.jpg
161db0d2bb4bd089cd07_IMG_5422.jpg
e104b5c50c577cd1a9e3_IMG_5526.jpg
4a9678751cf0c811cc6f_IMG_5437.jpg
57ad4a924707f032af28_IMG_5475.jpg
6fd184e4775c8ddd485a_IMG_5441.jpg
d30899064b00b3d31a7b_IMG_5487.jpg
4d28dd55dc73b05cbb70_IMG_5490.jpg
cbf85d1628de659f3ee7_IMG_5512.jpg
f67110160518d12b4465_IMG_5534.jpg
76d712535f9ff7e142e5_IMG_5545.jpg
e5a74bf5670f0772de01_IMG_5415.jpg
32d3e29b132f34520efa_IMG_5550.jpg
2f683453249137050cd5_IMG_5572.jpg
3338106f2121f2292ca6_IMG_5575.jpg
84b174f475e6011ab9fa_IMG_5568.jpg

RANDOLPH, NJ- Every June 14, the Randolph VFW honors Flag Day by holding a ceremony to “retire” old flags in their proper and respectful manner.

“We’ve been doing this for 13 years now, there was a group before us who did it for some time but then stopped, and we started it up again,” said Past Post Commander Jack Sassaman.  “We do this out of respect for the flag, it’s important to retire a flag properly, and it’s a privilege for us to do this.”

The VFW collects flags during the year that are worn or tattered, or have outlived their useful life, and save them for the annual burning ceremony.  This year, over 1,500 flags were retired by the Post.

Sign Up for E-News

“It’s really fantastic to see the honor and respect that our Randolph VFW members have for the flag,” said Mayor Mark Forstenhausler, who was joined at the ceremony by Town Manager Stephen Mountain and Council Member Lance Tkacs.  “I think it’s great that the public has turned in so many used and worn flags so that they can be disposed of in the proper honorable way. Today was a great experience for me personally to be here and witness this ceremony.”

Flag Day commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States on June 14, 1777 by resolution of the Second Continental Congress, and in simple terms is the “Birthday” of the American Flag.

The VFW has a Flag collection bin at their building on Carroll road, and respectfully requests that anyone who has an old flag please drop if off to them rather than throw it in the garbage.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

Randolph

Free Movie Night at Randolph Lake Fri. July 20

July 20, 2018

RANDOLPH, NJ- The Randolph Municipal Alliance Committee (MAC) and the Randolph Parks & Recreation Department are hosting a free outdoor family movie night on Friday, July 20 at Randolph Park Beach (Green Lane). All are welcome to attend.

The movie, Paddington 2, will begin at 8:30 p.m. Refreshments will be sold at the snack stand. Admission to the lake is free after 7:00 p.m.

Upcoming Events

Carousel_image_6e617a468ce0c6ee69fb_el_spotscolor_13

Mon, July 23, 9:30 AM

Randolph Township Free Public Library, Randolph

Nursery Rhyme Time

Arts & Entertainment Community Calendar Health & Wellness Other

Carousel_image_613c16257bcb967a97ed_storytime

Mon, July 23, 10:15 AM

Randolph Township Free Public Library, Randolph

Story-Go-Round

Arts & Entertainment Community Calendar Education Other

Carousel_image_aeb9ebce208345484038_picture

Mon, July 23, 7:00 PM

Randolph Township Public Library, Randolph

The Break Lights

Community Calendar

Catriona Lucus Selected to Play in 2018 National Lacrosse Academy  

July 16, 2018

RANDOLPH, NJ- Catriona Lucus, a rising freshman at Randolph High School has been named as a 2018 Maverik National Lacrosse All-Star and has been selected to attend the Maverik National Lacrosse Academy to be held July 16-19, 2018 in Frederica, Delaware at the DE Turf Sportsplex.

Catriona plays on the DEWLAX 2022 West club lacrosse team as well as being chosen to play with the DEWLAX ...

Rutgers Hikes Tuition, Student Fees for 2018-2019 Academic Year

July 20, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University Board of Governors today approved a 2.3 percent hike in tuition and fees, as well as increases for dorm rooms and meals, for the 2018-2019 academic year.

The increase now brings the annual cost for undergraduate students to $14,975, which is $337 more than this past school year.

Student housing will increase 1.9 percent, and ...

Local Kiwanis Clubs Support Children in Foster Care

July 20, 2018

Morristown, NJ-- Local Kiwanis Clubs of Greater Hamburg, Mount Olive, and Sussex have joined together to support Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Morris and Sussex Counties’ Project Graduation. The clubs are donating money to purchase gift cards which will be distributed to children and teens in foster care graduating from elementary, middle, and high school.

 

CASA of ...

Garden State Urology named a Center of Excellence by NAFC

Urology group recognized for exemplary care, dedication to patients

WHIPPANY, NJ – Garden State Urology, part of Atlantic Medical Group, was recently designated a Center of Excellence by the National Association for Continence.

Garden State Urology is a cooperative urology group that provides residents in northwestern New Jersey with a modern, integrated, comprehensive health care ...

Registration open for Randolph Hebrew with Early Bird Discount!

Entering its 17th year, Randolph Hebrew of Morris County has opened registration to new students for the upcoming school year that is set to begin on Sunday, September 16th.

Randolph Hebrew enjoys a well-earned reputation as a trend setter in creative Jewish education. It's well trained staff, cutting edge curriculum along with the teacher to student ration allows for individualized ...

Take the 2018 TAPinto Reader Survey

How often do you read TAPinto?  Have you downloaded the TAPinto APP?  These are a few of the questions for readers in our 2018 TAPinto Reader Survey.

We want to hear from you!

The survey will take less than five minutes to complete and will help TAPinto better serve you. 

Take the 2018 TAPinto Reader Survey.

Thank you.  We appreciate your support and ...

AtlantiCast

AtlantiCast: Episode 18

On this week’s AtlantiCast, you’ll find out how accessing care at Atlantic Health System is now easier, more affordable and closer to home than ever, learn which item from the produce aisle could be the newest weapon against cancer, see what Atlantic Health System, the New York Times and Instagram all have in common and much more.