Flag Day retirement ceremony set for Thursday

BAYPORT – The annual Flag Day U.S. flag retirement ceremony held by the Hesley Jensen American Legion Post No. 491 is 6:01 p.m. Thursday at the Perro Park ice rink.

The Bayport American Legion post’s annual Flag Day ceremony follows a Congressional directive on disposing of distressed American flags by destroying the flags "in a dignified way, preferably by burning."

St. Croix Valley residents can drop off their distressed American flags at the Bayport and Stillwater American Legion posts or the Stillwater VFW Post No. 323 for disposal at the ceremony.

Following the ceremony, visitors are invited to a performance by the Mouldy Figs Dixieland band from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Bayport American Legion Post. Call 651-439-5463 for information about the ceremony.