December 7, 2021 11:00 am
Until December 7, 2021 12:00 pm
Old Glory Lookout at Cheaha State Park Becomes Home to Retired American Flags
Cheaha State Park in Delta, Alabama, will soon become the final resting place for the ashes of retired American flags no longer fit for service. A flag interment ceremony at the newly constructed Old Glory Lookout within the park will be held on December 7, 2021. The event will take place near the park’s Bald Rock Boardwalk at 11 a.m.
The Old Glory Lookout vault is a collaboration between Cheaha State Park and the Billy Glenn Rushing Post 90 of the American Legion in Atmore, Alabama. The facility consists of a steel vault encased in native Cheaha quartzite that was cut by hand almost 100 years ago by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). The vault is located on the eastern slope of the ridge near Bald Rock overlooking the valley below.
The public and media are invited to attend.
Date: December 7, 2021
Time: 11 a.m. to 12 noon
Location: Cheaha State Park, 19644 AL-281, Delta, Alabama, 36258
The event will take place near the park’s Bald Rock Boardwalk which is Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accessible.
Legionnaire Jack Wright salutes during a 9/11 flag retirement ceremony in Atmore, Alabama. Photo courtesy of American Legion Post 90.