Coastal Bend State Veterans Cemetery and the Veterans Band of Corpus Christi will host the 1st FLAG RETIREMENT CEREMONY at the in CB State Veterans Cemetery on Wednesday, July 8, 2015 at 9:00 A.M. One US Flag will be disposed with honor, dignity, and respect followed by 20 more flags burned in the Flag Disposal Furnace.
Veterans, NJROTC, Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, and volunteers will carry each flag with honor, dignity, and respect and drop it into the fire. 21 flags will be retired with the honor, dignity, and respect they served our country and community.
The families of our Fallen Heroes who are interment at the CB State Veterans Cemetery, veterans, ROTC students, and the community are invited to attend the 1st FLAG RETIREMENT CEREMONY.
Only 21 flags will be burned at each ceremony, due to the four hours it will take for the flags to burn completely and then a few more hours for the ashes to cool down for the cleanup. The next ceremony will be scheduled by the CBSVC.