WILLOWS, Calif.—Thursday is Flag Day, a national celebration to honor the symbol of the union of our fifty states.
In Willows Thursday morning the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) post 1770 retired 100 flags that community members brought in.
The VFW ceremoniously burns the flags rather than throw them away when they become battered and worn.
Jane Wrinkle, a Willows resident said, “I just believe we should all support our country, our flag, in any way we can. It's part of our history, a symbol of our country, and it should be done in a respectable way,"
The VFW started this tradition in front of Willows Memorial Hall five years ago.
Members were joined by California Highway Patrol Officers, Glenn County Sheriff’s Deputies, Willows Firefighters and dozens of community members.
If you have a tattered old flag that you want to honor next year, you’re welcome to bring it to the VFW post 1770 anytime.
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