Cape May Court House – The Cape May County 4-H Foundation, Inc. is honored to host a ceremony for the proper disposal of American flags at this year’s 4-H Fair. The 6th Annual Flag Retirement Ceremony, a solemn event, will take place Saturday, July 22nd at 2:30 p.m. at the flagpole near the Carol and Ralph Porch 4-H Fair Stage on the 4-H Fairgrounds, 355 Court House – South Dennis Road, Cape May Court House, New Jersey. The annual 4-H fair runs July 20-22nd. This year’s theme is Celebrating the Red, White, and Blue!
Ronald Day, CMC 4-H Foundation director will coordinate the ceremony that consists of the playing of the National Anthem with the Cape May County Sheriff’s Honor Guard presenting colors, patriotic readings, and an explanation of the meaning of the different parts of the flag. Cape May County Commissioners, other local dignitaries, and representatives of various veterans’ groups from throughout the county, including VFW and American Legion organizations, have been invited to participate in the program.
Linda Horner, Cape May County 4-H Youth Development Program Coordinator, said, “The Flag Retirement Ceremony has become an important way for 4-H members, volunteers and the community to show their patriotic spirit during the 4-H Fair.”
According to guidelines established by the National Flag Foundation, one flag is selected to be burned during the ceremony as representative of all flags being retired. The rest of the flags are later incinerated.
Veterans and their family and interested community members are invited to attend the Flag Retirement Ceremony. For more information about the 4-H Fair and the Flag Retirement Ceremony, call 609-465-5115, ext. 3605 or visit cmc4h.com.
If You Go to the 2023 4-H Fair…things to know: The annual 4-H fair runs July 20-22 at the 4-H fairgrounds, 355 Court House – South Dennis Road in Cape May Court House. This is the 52nd year that the fair has been held on the current 4-H Fairgrounds. Public hours for the fair are 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Thursday and from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Tickets for the chicken BBQ will be sold daily starting at 4:30 p.m. and dinner will be served starting at 5 p.m. Admission to the 4-H Fair is free and there is a host of fun events planned, live entertainment, amusement rides, carnival games, and a variety of vendors.
$10 Limited premium parking is available at the Atlantic Cape Community College campus, located next door to the fairgrounds. Free parking is available at the Cape May County Park and Zoo with free, air-conditioned shuttle service to the fair provided by Fare Free Transportation. Buses are comfortable, air-conditioned, and fully handicapped accessible.
Volunteers are always needed to assist at the 4-H Fair. For more information about the 4-H Fair, please call (609) 465-5115 ext. 3605, visit cmc4h.com, like us on Facebook at Cape May 4-H, or on Instagram at cape_may_4h.
The 4-H Youth Development program is part of the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station and Rutgers Cooperative Extension. 4-H educational programs are offered to all youth, grades K-13, on an age-appropriate basis, without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, or disability.