On Sept. 9, Greenbrier American Legion Post 26 of Ronceverte conducted its annual flag disposal ceremony. Post 26 of Ronceverte collects worn, tattered, faded and otherwise unserviceable American flags for disposal each September. Stationed at the back entrance of the Clifford Armory/Ronceverte Recreational Center there is a postal type collection box for the public to place their unserviceable flags. Post 26 is very proud to conduct this disposable ceremony service for the public each year. Our American flag should always be held, displayed and disposed of in a manner of complete etiquette fitting its honored status. During this year’s flag ceremony Post 26 disposed of 84 American flags, 20 of which were small hand held flags, nine West Virginia flags and six religious flags. The flag disposal ceremony is only one of the many community services Post 26 offers to the community in which we reside.
Among those present for the ceremony and disposal were Post 26 Commander Barbara Burdette, Neal Holiday, Post 26 vice Commander, Ralph McPeak, Post 26 Adjutant, Bob Hayes, Post 26 financial officer, George Boggs, Post 26 Sargent of Arms, and Rodney Farley, Vice President of West Virginia Vietnam Veterans. The public is always welcome to attend the Post 26 Flag Disposal ceremony as well as our regular monthly meetings held on the first Monday of each month at 6 p.m. at the Clifford Armory in Ronceverte.