Join us in Honoring Old Glory and our Armed Forces Veterans
Flag Retirement and Remembrance Ceremony
on Saturday, June 24 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 24 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.
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. Flags are still currently being collected at each DeJohn Funeral Homes location in Willoughby Hills, Chesterland, Chardon, and South Euclid.
“Every year, we consider it necessary to host a Flag Retirement Ceremony because it’s one of the few opportunities that we, together as a nation, can acknowledge our past and current servicemen and women,” said Ross DeJohn Jr., Chief Executive Officer and US Army Veteran. “What many don’t know is that retiring a flag is a way for families and friends to get closure after losing a veteran, and we are honored to assist them in that healing.”
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 a live Taps performance. There will also be special participation from Munson Boy Scout Troop #91 and local Girl Scout Troops. Also, this year, DeJohn Funeral Homes will once again 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 sponsored by Chester Township Fire and Police Departments with our local VFW veterans and the Boy Scout/ Girl Scout Troops.
Collected flags will be cremated at the on-site crematory of the DeJohn-Flynn-Mylott Funeral Home in Willoughby Hills.
This ceremony is free for all to attend. Registration is required online at www.dejohnfuneral.com/flag-retirement or call 440-516-5555. If you do not have a flag to retire, but want to attend the ceremony, please complete the form at the link with your first and last name, email address, and how you learned about the ceremony.