• PHOTOS: Chicago firefighters, WWII veteran retire American flags

    9 monthes ago - By WGN TV

    CHICAGO - The Chicago Fire Department celebrated Flag Day on Thursday with a ceremony in the Back of the Yards neighborhood.
    Firefighters partnered with the Chicago Police Department and a local JROTC group to retire American flags by burning them near 45th and Halsted streets. It is a long-standing tradition to burn to ashes flags that are beyond repair following a ceremony.
    Flag Day commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States, which happened on June 14, 1777, by resolution of the Second Continental Congress.
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