Groups host Flag Day events

The public is encouraged to attend one of two Flag Day flag retirement events Friday in Bayport and May Township.

The Veterans Campground on Big Marine Lake hosts its annual, Flag Day ceremony and lunch at noon Friday. More than 5,000 U.S. flags will be retired and burned in the ceremony, which is followed by a potluck lunch. Visitors are asked to bring a dish to share at the lunch.

The camp is located at Manning Trail North and 180th Street. Call 651-433-2699 or visit for information.

The Hesley Jensen American Legion Post No. 491 in Bayport, the Bayport Fire Department and Boy Scout Troop No. 113 will hold a Flag Day flag retirement ceremony at 6 p.m. Friday at the Perro Park ice rink.

Friday’s weather forecast calls for sunny skies early, with a chance of afternoon and evening showers and thunderstorms and a high near 75.