Larry Rosenthal of Hamilton, who served in the Army National Guard, lights the thousands of tattered or soiled flags that were collected for Mercer County’s annual flag decommissioning ceremony held June 6 in Veterans Park in Hamilton. The Mercer County Office of Veteran Services partners with local veterans from American Legion Post 31 and the Hamilton Township Patriotic Committee to hold the decommissioning, also known as flag retirement.

Larry Rosenthal of Hamilton, who served in the Army National Guard, lights the thousands of tattered or soiled flags that were collected for Mercer County’s annual flag decommissioning ceremony held June 6 in Veterans Park in Hamilton. The Mercer County Office of Veteran Services partners with local veterans from American Legion Post 31 and the Hamilton Township Patriotic Committee to hold the decommissioning, also known as “flag retirement.”