North Park Flag Retirement Plaza
Flag Retirement Plaza Dedication Ceremony on September 11, 2009
The North Park Flag Retirement Plaza has been beautifully incorporated into the 80th Division Monument & Garden located at the intersection of Babcock Boulevard and Ingomar Road. The plaza adjoins the stone façade of the monument and features five flag poles and 10 benches surrounding a burn pit. If a U.S. flag is soiled, damaged or weathered, protocol calls for it to be buried or incinerated.
The Flag Retirement Plaza allows the flags that have flown in great service to our country to be retired properly, and it also honors the veterans and heroes of North Park and of Allegheny County. It is a place where western Pennsylvania families can honor the symbol of our country and proudly reflect upon our nation’s history.
For information on properly displaying and retiring the U.S. flag, visit the National Flag Foundation web site.
If you wish to use the Flag Retirement Plaza to conduct a flag retirement ceremony, please contact the North Park Permit Office at (412) 935-1766, 1971 for the proper permits.