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Posted on: July 8, 2019

[ARCHIVED] 4-H Foundation Hosts 4th Annual Flag Retirement Ceremony during 4-H Fair

Cape May Court House - The Cape May County 4-H Foundation, Inc. is honored to host a ceremony once again for the proper disposal of American flags at this year’s 4-H Fair. The 4th Annual Flag Retirement Ceremony, a solemn event, will take place Saturday, July 20th at 2 p.m. at the Carol and Ralph Porch 4-H Fair Stage located on the 4-H Fairgrounds, 355 Court House – South Dennis Road, Cape May Court House, New Jersey.

Flag Retirement Ceremony

The ceremony includes a color guard, patriotic readings, an explanation of the meaning of the different parts of the flag and the playing of the National Anthem. Participants will include Cape May County Freeholders, Ron Day, CMC 4-H Foundation President and members of various veterans groups from throughout the county.

Linda Horner, Cape May County 4-H Youth Development Program Coordinator, said, “The Flag Retirement Ceremony has become an important way for 4-H members, volunteers and the community to show their patriotic spirit during the 4-H Fair.”

Flag Retirement Ceremony 2

According to guidelines established by the National Flag Foundation, one flag is selected to be burned during the ceremony as representative of all flags being retired. The rest of the flags are later incinerated.

All veterans and interested community members are invited to attend.

For information, call 609-465-5115, ext. 3605 or visit

Mark Your Calendars for the 2019 4-H Fair: The annual 4-H fair runs July 18-20 at the 4-H fairgrounds, 355 Court House – South Dennis Road in Cape May Court House. This is the 50th year that the fair has been held on the current 4-H Fairgrounds. Public hours for the fair are noon to 9 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday. The Chicken Bar-B-Que starts at 5 p.m. nightly with fresh fish also served on Friday. Admission to the fair is free and there is a host of fun events.

Learn more about the Cape May County 4-H Fair and the 4-H Youth Development Program at our website or call 609-465-5115, ext. 3605.

The 4-H Youth Development program is part of the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station and Rutgers Cooperative Extension. 4-H educational programs are offered to all youth, grades K-13, on an age-appropriate basis, without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, or disability.

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