Last Thursday's Flag Day celebration in Glenview's Jackman Park included a dignified tribune to Old Glory by veterans, Scouts and the Knights of Columbus.
Veterans from Glenview American Legion Post 166, scouts including Boy Scout Troop 175 from St. John Brebeuf Church in Niles and a Knights of Columbus unit gathered Thursday in Glenview's Jackman Park for a Flag Day ceremony. After a dignified procession and a speech hailing Old Glory, Scouts lowered the flag from a flagpole and marched to an official, who placed it in burning flames according to flag etiquette. Veterans then offered a shotgun salute. See it all in the photo and video gallery.
The Knights of Columbus, Boy Scouts of America, the American Legion and others came out to Jackman Park in Glenview to retire an American flag.
In what has become an annual Flag Day tradition, nearly 100 people turned out to watch an American flag retirement ceremony in Jackman Park June 14. Community groups from around the North Shore—including the Knights of Columbus, American Legion Post 166 from Glenview, Boy Scouts of American Troop 175 from Niles and Cub Scouts from the Glenview New Church, came together for the park's 10th flag retirement ceremony. "It's very important because the younger generation only learns from the older people," Larry Theriault, Past Faithful Navigator for the Knights of Columbus in Glenview said. "If we want these kids to have respect for the flag, if want them to have respect for what this country stands for and what those have given up their life …