December 7th, 2011 marks the 70th anniversary of “a day of infamy” – the attack on Pearl Harbor – and Rockdale and Conyers will mark the day with a ceremony to honor and retire American flags that are no longer serviceable.
The ceremony will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 7, 5 p.m., at the Walk of Heroes at Black Shoals Park, 3001 Black Shoals Road.
The guest speaker will be Bob Kerr, the only remaining Pearl Harbor survivor living in the metro-Atlanta area.
“We must not let young generations of Americans forget the sacrifices made that day,” wrote Tommy Clack, Veterans Services Director for Rockdale. “Our flag was attacked and this unserviceable flags ceremony will educate all about the proper and honorable way to dispose of the world's most iconic emblem of freedom.”
The American Legion Post 77 Honor Guard will go through the steps of properly disposing of a faded or soiled American flag by burning them.
The public and students are invited to come to this educational event and to bring flags that need to be disposed of or retired. Flags can also be dropped off at the American Legion, 674 Legion Road, off of Ga. Highway 138, or the Veterans Services office at the JP Carr Community Center, 983 Taylor Street. The flags must be brought by noon, Dec. 7.
For more information, call 770-388-5075.