Flag retirement ceremony

The Global War Veterans of Greater Lowell held a “flag retirement” ceremony today at the Veteran’s Square section of the Westlawn Cemetery. Flags that had become unserviceable due to ordinary wear and tear were collected and then “retired.” The proper method to do that is to burn the flags in a dignified, respectful manner. That certainly describes today’s ceremony. Thanks to the Global War Vets for performing this important public service.