The Camp Bowie Memorial Park, across from Brownwood Regional Medical Center, will be the scene of a U.S. flag retirement ceremony this week conducted by representatives of three local military service organizations.

They will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday — which is Flag Day — to properly retire U.S. flags that have been deemed no longer serviceable, according to Al Moore, first vice commander of the American Legion.

Local residents with flags that are worn or permanently soiled are encouraged to present their flags for the event. This can be done in advance to allow for inspection, and drop-offs points have been designated throughout the community.

They include Kwik Kar Oil and Lube, and each sponsoring organization: the American Legion on Crockett Drive, the Veterans of Foreign Wars on Stephen F. Austin Road and the Brown County Veterans Service office on Memorial Drive.

“The public is not only invited to attend, they are encouraged to come,” Moore said.

“We especially hope groups like Boy Scouts and others will be able to be there.”