Heffner Funeral Chapel and Crematory, the West York VFW and Prospect Hill Cemetery teamed up Friday, the day before Flag Day, to host a U.S. Flag Committal Ceremony at Prospect Hill Cemetery.

Heffner's obtained special permission from the Department of Environmental Protection to cremate old American flags, which were buried during the event.

Anyone wishing to properly dispose of a flag can leave it at Heffner's locations or at the West York VFW collection box.

It's the third time the ceremony, which has been performed yearly since 1995, has taken place at the North York cemetery.

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