Flag retirement ceremonies are held in Janesville

The Blackhawk Golden “K” Kiwanis observe Flag Day by retiring more than five-hundred symbols of “Old Glory” during midday ceremonies. Patriotic Committee Chair Dave Soderberg says it’s important to be done with respect. Assisting with the ceremony at Kiwanis Park in Janesville Wednesday were members of Boy Scout Troop 539. The gathering continually used three burn barrels well into the afternoon. The Kiwanis collect the flags throughout the year using a drop box at the park.