Gorgas Park flag retirement ceremony to be held on April 13

On Saturday, April 13, scouts and veterans from the area will host a U.S. flag retirement ceremony. 

“This is a truly amazing event,” said Fury Colubriale, Cub Scout Troop 334 Leader, coordinator of the ceremony.

“We’ve invited civic groups, Boy Scout troops, Cub Scout packs, Girl Scouts and Brownies to participate,” he noted. “Each group can bring its troop flags and colors, be a part of this wonderful program and participate in the ceremony.”

In 2004, Fury J. Colubriale started this flag retirement ceremony as an Eagle Scout Project with Troop 334. At that time, 1,600 flags were retired. Approximately 5,000 will be retired on April 13.

“This is a testament to our community and to the great respect they have for our nation’s symbol of freedom,” said Colubriale.

Family, friends and community residents are encouraged to join the Boy and Girl Scouts, Cub Packs, Brownies and veterans on this special day to retire thousands of American flags with dignity.

The ceremony will be held at 3:30 p.m. in Gorgas Park on Ridge Avenue in Roxborough. If your organization would like to be involved, contact Fury at 215-482-0447. 

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