Overton County Veterans Coalition will conduct a flag retirement ceremony on the Overton County courthouse square Friday, June 14, beginning at 6:30 pm.

The event is open to the public. Those who have a torn and tattered flag in need of retirement are encouraged to bring it for retirement.

Members of the audience will be given the opportunity to present a flag for retirement either in honor of a living veteran or in memory of a deceased veteran. If you do not have a flag to bring, feel free to present one of the flags that have been collected by Overton County Veterans Coalition since the last flag retirement. Throughout the year, flags may be left at the American Legion Hall or Speck Funeral Home or may be given to any member of the Honor Guard.

In 1949, President Harry Truman signed legislation designating June 14 of each year as national Flag Day.

Flag Day is a day for Americans to reflect on their freedoms and the principles of the nation for which the flag stands: Liberty, unity, justice, and sacrifice.

Though Flag Day is not a federal holiday, the U.S. government encourages its citizens to display Old Glory outside their homes and businesses as a show of respect for the flag.