Flag Day retirement service June 14 in North Canton

On Flag Day, June 14, at 10 a.m., the Summit County Sheriff's Office will be hosting a ceremonial retirement of American flags which are no longer suitable for service. A special invitation is extended to all veterans, veterans groups, youth organizations and Boy and Girl Scout troops.

"According to Federal Law, when a flag is no longer fit for display, it should be retired in a dignified manner," Sheriff Steve Barry said in release from the county.

Anyone wishing to retire an American flag may bring that flag to any Summit County Sheriff's Office facility until June 13. Folded flags should be placed in a protective paper or plastic bag with a note attached to the flag eyelet indicating the name of the person or organization wishing to retire the flag. Flags will be inspected and prepared in accordance with the tradition of solemn dignity and military manner.

The ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. June 14, at the Robert D. Campbell Training Center (Summit County Sheriff's Training Facility) at 2825 Greensburg Road, North Canton. Persons should arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the start of the event. Once the ceremony begins, no traffic will be permitted in the parking lot.

Any agency wishing to participate in this program is asked to contact Deputy Jim Orsine at 330-896-4019.