Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Rockford, Illinois: Civil Air Patrol to retire worn flags

 NEW MILFORD — The Rockford Composite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol, a volunteer auxiliary of the United States Air Force, will conduct a flag retirement ceremony at 6 p.m. Aug. 11 as part of the corn boil hosted by the New Milford Volunteer Fire Department, 2177 Will James Road, New Milford.

United States flags that have become worn or tattered by service can be dropped off at three locations: Akerman’s Professional Shoes, 1613 N. Alpine Road, Rockford; Winnebago Library, 210 N. Elida St., Winnebago; and J.H. Barkau & Sons Auto Sales, 1102 E. South St., Freeport. Flags may also be dropped off at New Milford Volunteer Fire Department before the event from 5 to 6 p.m.

The flags will be retired in accordance with United States Air Force and the Civil Air Patrol policies, and the ashes of the retired flags will be scattered by air at a later date. For more information about the Civil Air Patrol, contact William P. Ponall at 815-405-6602 or visit

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