August 24, 2023
Port Chester Middle School eighth-grader Vanessa Jones, a member of Girl Scout Troop 1235, retires an American flag collected from St. Mary’s Cemetery by burning it in a ceremony outside the Knights of Columbus Hall at 327 Westchester Ave. on Thursday, Aug. 17. According to U.S. Flag Code, the proper way to retire a flag is by burning.
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As part of their commitment to patriotism, the Father John M. Grady Council of the Knights of Columbus in Port Chester performed their annual flag retirement ceremony on Thursday, Aug. 17.