Flag retirement and veterans honor ceremony to be held Saturday in downtown Madison
FLAG RETIREMENT AND VETERANS HONOR CEREMONY – Joshua Schrimpsher, a Boy Scout in Troop 7083, Madison is completing a very special Eagle Scout project, which will culminate with a flag retirement ceremony this Saturday involving the American Legion Post 229. In addition to the flag retirement, Joshua has prepared a presentation to honor veterans active in the community. The public is invited to attend. It will be held at Veterans Park in Downtown Madison, 100 Church Street, on Saturday, March 20, beginning at noon. He has made plaques with personalized engraved plates for several local veterans. The Veterans Honor Ceremony will include a description of the plaque and handing each plaque out to the honored veterans with a brief description of their military history. The Flag Retirement Ceremony will include 200 flags. There will also be a drill and rifle team present. The process will be performed by area veterans, Boy Scouts, and members of the James Clemens JROTC.