Time to Retire Old Flags

With spring upon us and summer coming right next, you might be coming out to Silverbrook Cemetery to prepare and clean up your family's graves. Or you just might be taking a lovely walk through our historic property. As you do, keep an eye out for our United States Flags that might be remaining from last year. Although these flags could be still in their upright position, they may be looking tired, torn and worn. Or some may be lying in the dirt, having gotten caught up in the winds from the storms this spring.

The Friends of Silverbrook Cemetery, along with the Rebecca Dewey Chapter of National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, is asking that you gather your old flags so they can be properly disposed. If you see worn out flags in the Cemetery that are not on your family's grave site, please inform the cemetery office so that one of the city employees can gather them during their regualar maintenance.

You can deposit your old flags in the receiving tub at Niles City Hall at 333 N. 2nd Street and allow the Rebecca Dewey Chapter to properly retire your flags. The Chapter can be contacted at www.dewey.michdar.net.


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