Sunday Sportsline   Watch |  Listen

Kanawha County Honor Guard set for annual flag retirement ceremony on Memorial Day

INSTITUTE, W.Va. –The Donel C. Kinnard Honor Guard Association is set for its annual flag retirement ceremony on Memorial Day.

Officials collect old, tethered and worn flags all year from the public and local VFWs to give them a proper send-off.

“We will mention the flags, say what we are doing and why we are doing it. Then we’ll play Taps and retire the flags,” Don Ryan, president of the Donel C. Kinnard Honor Guard told MetroNews.

Don Ryan

The ceremony begins at noon at the cemetery in Institute on May 31.

Between 200 and 300 flags are normally burned during the ceremony.

“We have burn barrels out there. It’s one of the proper ways to do away with an American flag. Burn it or bury it,” Ryan said.

More News

Low-interest loans available to 2022 flood victims in select counties
The Disaster Loan Outreach Center is located at Belle Town Hall located at 1100 E. Dupont Avenue.
June 4, 2023 - 5:04 pm
A watch party to be held for acclaimed Charleston chef, Paul Smith as he takes the national stage
For the first time in West Virginia history, a West Virginia culinary artist, Chef Paul Smith is vying for the title of Best Chef: Southeast at the James Beard Awards in Chicago.
June 4, 2023 - 4:00 pm
Guard will be armed during August mission at southern border
Gov. Jim Justice recently ordered 50 members of the West Virginia National Guard to help Texas with issues at the border.
June 4, 2023 - 1:40 pm
Morgantown officer killed in single-car crash
The accident occurred either Friday night or Saturday morning.
June 4, 2023 - 12:40 pm