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North Metro Fire essay contest set for flag ceremony


Middle and high school-age students are invited to put their thought about the American flag into essay or poem form the Broomfield Veterans Museum 14th annual flag retirement ceremony on June 16, courtesy of the North Metro Fire Rescue District.

The district is asking students to submit their entries before 5 p.m. May 11. They’ll be judged by a panel of volunteers from the Broomfield Veterans Memorial Museum, and winners will be invited to read their works at the Flag Retirement Ceremony.

The contest is open to residents 18-years-old and younger who live within of the North Metro District, specifically in Northglenn and Broomfield.

Entries on the topic of “What the American Flag Means to Me” should be 400 words or less and should be submitted to sfarris@northmetrofire.org, dropped off in person or mailed to North Metro Fire, Attn: Sara Farris, 101 Spader Way, Broomfield, CO 80020.

All entries must be received by 5 p.m. on Friday, May 11. Participants should provide their name, age, address, phone number, email and school with their entry. Essays will be judged.

The Flag Retirement Ceremony is scheduled to be held at North Metro Fire Station 61 at 1275 Midway Boulevard beginning at 10:30 a.m. A combined police and fire honor guard will participate in the ceremony as well as representatives from North Metro Fire, the Broomfield Veterans Memorial Museum and local scout troops.Everyone attending may take part in the ceremony by helping cut up and properly retire flags that have been collected throughout the community.

The North Metro Fire Rescue District and Broomfield Veterans Memorial Museum will be accepting retired flag donations at their stations in Broomfield and Northglenn and at the Broomfield Veterans Memorial Museum until 5 p.m. on June 14.

Following the ceremony, there will be an open house at the fire station and patriotic hot dog cookout.


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