The current 37-star flag has been flying above the Graham House since Heritage Day 2019 in celebration of its 150th Anniversary. It is now becoming tattered, and we invite everyone to gather on the front lawn to witness the solemn flag retirement and subsequent flag raising ceremony. The Committee also extends a special invitation to all area veterans to attend this ceremony. Steve Gross will lead the crowd to pay their last respects to this symbol of our great nation, assisted by some members of the Momence Honor Guard, who will insure proper disposal at a later date. Our own Mary Cantwell will sing the National Anthem as a new 37-star flag is raised. It is important to note that no U.S. flag ever becomes obsolete and may be flown at any time.