Join us in Honoring Old Glory and our Armed Forces Veterans
Flag Retirement and Remembrance Ceremony
on Saturday, June 12 at 2PM
at DeJohn Funeral Homes & Celebrations Center
12811 Chillicothe Road in Chesterland.
DeJohn Funeral Homes & Crematory is hosting its annual Flag Retirement & Remembrance Ceremony on Saturday, June 12 at 2PM at the DeJohn Funeral Homes & Celebrations Center, 12811 Chillicothe Road in Chesterland. DeJohn Funeral Homes plans to honor a military veteran or service man/woman from every military conflict and war since WWII during the ceremony. If you know someone who has served that could participate in our ceremony, please contact Melissa DeJohn Capretta at 440-516-5555.
As always, DeJohn Funeral Homes is honored to remember those who have given their all to serve our country in the Armed Forces, Police, Fire and EMS services, so please be sure to include their name with the flag or come early so they can be added with the men and women being remembered. Flags are currently being collected at each DeJohn Funeral Homes location in Willoughby Hills, Chesterland, Chardon, and South Euclid.
“Flag Day gives us the opportunity to dedicate time to honor and recognize our veterans and active-duty service men and women that protect us and our freedom everyday. It is always a pleasure and honor to host such a ceremony and Flag Day, just like any other historical day, is a reminder to us all that the learning and honoring doesn’t have to be on one day a year and that we can draw on the meaning and spirit of the Flag anytime.,” said Ross DeJohn Jr., Chief Executive Officer and US Army Veteran.
“With COVID-19 last year, we along with so many others had to put ceremonies and events like this on hold, so we are excited to gather together again and honor the Flag, our veterans and active-duty service men and women.”
The ceremony will also include the Color Guard as presented by Chardon VFW #6519, a Gun Salute as presented by Willoughby Hills VFW #4358, and Taps as presented by Burton-Middlefield American Legion VFW #459 & Auxiliary. There will also be special participation from Munson Boy Scout Troop #91 and local Girl Scout Troops. New this year, DeJohn Funeral Homes will have helpful resources and tools for veterans available at the ceremony.
Guests are welcome to stay after the Retirement & Remembrance Ceremony for a hotdog picnic, courtesy of the Chester Township Police, and iScream Truck with our local VFW veterans and the Boy Scout and Girl Scout Troops. In accordance with state guidelines, every attendee must wear a mask and practice social distancing.
Collected flags will be cremated in the on-site crematory of the DeJohn-Flynn-Mylott Funeral Home in Willoughby Hills.
This ceremony is free for all to attend. Fill out the form below to register. If you do not have a flag to retire, but want to attend the ceremony, please complete the form with your first and last name, email address, and how you learned about the ceremony.