Throughout the year, older United States flags that have become worn, dirtied or damaged are dropped off at the Elks Club.
These flags having flown with pride were honorably folded by both Elks and Scouts to be retired.
More than 100 flags were folded. (Photos courtesy of Troop 67. Click to enlarge.)
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By JOHN T. WARD
Flags across New Jersey were ordered lowered “immediately and indefinitely” as the carnage of COVID-19 claimed another 113 state residents, Governor Phil Murphy said Friday.
The symbolic gesture will serve as a “constant memorial” during “one of the greatest tragedies” in the state’s history, Murphy said at his daily briefing on the crisis.