Infinity Funeral home offering new program in honor of Flag Day

In honor of Flag Day, Infinity Funeral home has started a new program intended to honor deceased veterans and provide dignified disposal of retired American flags.

Infinity Funeral Home is collecting old and worn flags that will be used in cremation or burial of United States veterans in compliance with United States flag code.

The donated flags will be used to drape the body of deceased veterans as a final symbol of their service. One star from the flag will be saved prior to burial or cremation and presented to the family as a lasting symbol of their loved one’s service. Infinity Funeral home Co-owner Rick August said, “This is a program that’s done in other states. So, you know, imitation is the highest form of flattery. So, when we see things that are being done well and right in other places, we bring them here to honor our local veterans. There is a large veteran’s population here and we want to do a better job. Being a veteran myself and knowing the commitment it takes to serve, I am just honoring our veterans in our community.”

Retired flags can be dropped off at Infinity Funeral Home Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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