Archive for August 23rd, 2012

GAR section (10)

This probably isn’t the first time I’ve seen one of these, it’s probably just the first time I’ve gotten up close and personal enough to recognize what it is. It’s a flag retirement repository. According to Woodland Cemetery’s website, anyone who has a United States or Ohio state flag that is no longer in good enough condition to be flown can bring the flag to the cemetery office during normal business hours. The flags are stored until Flag Day (June 14) and then burned as part of a formal retirement ceremony. The repository is located adjacent to the G.A.R. section of the cemetery.

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