Once the American Flag becomes faded or torn, it is considered disrespectful to continue flying it.
When a flag is ready to be retired, it is tradition in the USA to burn that flag. From May 16-31, residents will have the opportunity to drop off their flags at the following locations so that their flag may be properly retired:
*The Douglas County Sheriff’s Substation, 9250 Zotos Dr., Highlands Ranch
*Larkspur Town Hall, 8720 Spruce Mountain Rd., Larkspur
*The Wilcox Building, 301 Wilcox St., Castle Rock
The Douglas County Veterans Affairs Office — along with Eagle Scout candidate Camden Meyer and Lone Tree Boy Scout Troop 628 — will then conduct an official American Flag Retirement Ceremony at 5 p.m. June 4 as part of Larkspur Settlers Day at Larkspur Community Park, 8850 Spruce Mountain Rd.
Other events featured during Larkspur Settlers Day include a Pow Wow, live bluegrass music, games for all ages, a petting zoo, ax throwing and a bonfire.