US Flag Retirement Ceremony held
- Written by Community Reports
LOCAL KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS, COUNCIL 6878 HOST A US FLAG RETIREMENT CEREMONY St. Mary Magdalene Churchs Knights of Columbus, Council 6878, hosted a US Flag Retirement Ceremony on Saturday June 14, 2014. At the Flag Day ceremony, they recognized that this was the 60th anniversary of the addition of the words, under God to the Pledge of Allegiance. President Dwight Eisenhower signed the authorization on June 14, 60 years ago. The Knights of Columbus is the worlds largest Catholic lay organization. It provides members and their families with volunteer opportunities in service to the Church, their communities, families and young people. With more than 1.8 million members in more than 13,000 councils around the world, the Knights of Columbus annually donates more than $151 million and 69 million hours of service to charitable causes. Please visit www.kofc.org for more information. Photos - The Flag Retirement ceremony was held June 14.