Veterans to Hold a United States Flag Retirement Ceremony
Pete Juhos, Base Commander of The Gold Country Base of the United States Submarine Veteran's announced that a "Flag Retirement Ceremony" to fill the need to have an official military ceremony, in the greater Sacramento area. Assisting at the ceremony will be the award winning Honor Guard from the NJROTC unit from Luther Burbank High School under the direction of Commander Tom Jones USN (Ret).
"The flag of our Nation should always be a strong, vivid symbol of our land and fly brightly for all to see. Our flag is a symbol of our people, our freedom, and our strength. So when it becomes old and faded, we should not let me fly in disrepair, rather we must retire it from duties and replace it with a new flag so that it may continue to symbolize this great Nation of ours."
The event is open to all Veterans, Veterans Organizations and the general public.
The public may drop off US Flags to be retired from 8 am to 9:30 am 9/28 at the location listed below.
Unserviceable United States Flags Retirement Ceremony
Saturday, September 28, 2013 at 10am
Elks Lodge #2529
423 3rd Street
West Sacramento, CA 95605
The Gold Country Base membership includes Submarine Veterans from the greater Sacramento area including, Amador, Calaveras, El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Solano and Yolo Counties. The Base is a chapter of the parent organization, United States Submarine Veterans, a National Veterans Fraternal Organization, founded on the premise, "To perpetuate the memory of our shipmates who gave their lives in the pursuit of their duties while serving their country".