LOS LUNAS—Daniel D. Fernandez, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9676 Commander Chet Pino has announced the fabrication and installation of a new worn flag depository at its post home.
Raymond Sanchez, a life member and owner of Ray’s Fire Extinguishers, fabricated and donated the depository. In the past, members of the community that had U.S., New Mexico, POW or other organizational flags they needed properly retired, they were asked to call the post.
If anyone has worn flags that need to be properly retired, they can now deposit those flag in the new depository, located at the entrance to the post, which is located in the yellow building (former Los Lunas Train Depot) at the entrance to the Daniel D. Fernandez Park, 1201 N.M. 314 in Los Lunas.
The worn flag depository is a red, white and blue rectangular receptacle at the entrance to the building.
Throughout the year, VFW Post 9676 collects worn flags for proper retirement on or near Flag Day. This year, Flag Day falls on Wednesday, June 14.
However, for the convenience of the public, VFW Post 9676 will perform its annual Flag Day retirement ceremony at 10 a.m., Saturday, June 10, at the VFW post home. All community members are invited to attend. The post’s war veterans will be assisted by Boy Scouts from Troop 360.
If you have any worn U.S., New Mexico, POW or other organizational flags that have not already been taken to the post, and you would like to have them properly retired, take them to the Flag Day retirement ceremony.
For more information, call Post Quartermaster Jack Lovato at 505-550-4076, or Post Commander Chet Pino at 505-414-0288.
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