AMERICAN LEGION DEAN MENDENHALL
PROVO POST 13
August 18, 2012
Flag Retirement Volunteers
Thank you for your Service and Support during The America’s Freedom Festival of Provo, Flag Retirement Ceremony.
This year’s event was an emotional event - giving honor to a great Nation, recognizing and Tributing the accomplishments of local individuals and establishments. The Flag Retirement Ceremony gives our community the opportunity to learn the proper etiquette and the proper disposal of worn, tattered, and unserviceable Flags. Our main purpose is to honor our Flag during her National Birthday June 14th.
The theme that rings most vividly is that” Every Flag has a Story” - in which she rendered her service.
The tribute of her service by a “Proper Retirement” gives us the Pride and Respect from a grateful nation who owes our Freedom through her daily acknowledgement to every citizen and her Servicemen and Servicewomen who bled, sweat, and gave unwavering devotion and personal sacrifice in every conflict of America’s History. Her Colors represent those honors and the collective efforts of a Nation working together to defend her democracy.
On behalf of The America’s Freedom Festival of Provo Committee And The American Legion Organization we thank you and present you with these “Certificates of Appreciation.” Your devotion to Flag Etiquette and in support to the American Legion - Americanism Programs and the America’s Freedom Festival At Provo we honor your patriotism.
For God, Family, and Country
Randy D. Edwards Cathy Bledsoe
The American Legion Flag Retirement Ceremony, Chairman
Department of Utah America’s Freedom Festival at Provo